Who knows you better than yourself? I bet you would argue that there isn’t a single person in this world who knows you more than you know yourself. If you said that to me, I would completely agree. However, I would be curious about how deeply you truly understand yourself.
It’s unfortunate that we seldom take the time to reflect and understand our thoughts. We usually default to absorbing them without delving into the reasons behind our actions.
To succeed in life, understanding oneself is crucial. Yet, interestingly, we evolve over time. This means there’s always something new to discover about ourselves as the days pass. While it’s natural for everyone to change, it’s essential to be conscious of the evolution we undergo.
This process of being aware of and understanding the evolution you experience is what we refer to as self-discovery. Your current behavior is shaped by past experiences, evidence you’ve gathered, and deeply held beliefs. All of these are influenced by your environment and the content you consume, whether it’s advice from family and friends, books, or online materials.
Given that behavior is dynamic, you’re likely to change in response to new environments, experiences, evidence, or beliefs. Consequently, you should be open to learning, unlearning, and relearning aspects of yourself. The subject of “you” is vital, and it’s something you should continuously explore throughout your life.
Self-awareness will distinguish you from your peers. Embark on this journey of self-discovery now and never tire of it. Ask yourself insightful questions and provide honest answers to continue uncovering your true self.
Moreover, once you grasp who you are, you can begin shaping who you genuinely want to be.
Ehoneah Obed: Pharmacist, Software Engineer, Health Informatics Student.
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