How can you set goals, go about life, and have relationships if you
don't know who you are or what you want? You really
To not know
yourself leads to confusion and wasting much time in hit
and miss situations.
We tend to underestimate the importance of knowing ourselves. Many
of us go through each day reacting to events and just getting by
rather than making conscious choices based on who we are and what we
When we don't know where we are headed it's hard to set goals,
get motivated and determine the best course of action. Before we can
do any of these things we must establish who we are.
To know yourself:
Be aware of your strengths, weaknesses, likes and dislikes
Observe and be aware of your moods, reactions and responses to
what is happening around you
Become aware of how these moods and emotions affect your state
Examine how you interact with others
Observe how your environment affects you
Knowing and understanding yourself better, in turn, leads to better
decision making, setting and reaching appropriate goals and
altogether living more productively.
There are many interesting personality tests and evaluations for
self-discovery that can help you become more in tune to yourself and
are fun to do.