There’s nothing mystical about becoming self-aware. Becoming self-aware means realizing why you do the things you do. It takes the huge step of taking responsibility for your actions and what happens in your life. You have to realize that any excuses you make are just for you. You make them and you HAVE to accept them. There is no one else in your mind and body but you! You must be humble enough to identify your own weaknesses, strengths, and natural tendencies. Work on your weaknesses and make your strengths stronger.
We follow fads and try to gain acceptance from others be it a boss, coworker, family member, friend, significant other, etc.. Be aware of that, there’s nothing wrong with it, I’m challenging you to realize it and accept it. The acceptance we seek from others can only come from within. Everything we see around us or attribute to somebody else is a reflection of ourselves. Taking responsibility for your actions and reactions to life’s eventualities will put you in the path to self-awareness.
I believe that becoming self-aware means taking responsibility for your actions and most importantly yourself. You might not have control of the world around you but you do have complete control of how you react to it. If you become angry at something or someone take ownership of it and accept the consequences, good or bad! Accept that whatever happens you bring it onto yourself. Make choices and stand by them. Be aware that you made the choice and that whatever happens are the direct results of YOUR choices. Action or inaction is still a choice.
Taking ownership and responsibility for yourself will free you from the victim mentality we all seem to fall prey to. It takes a certain degree of growing up to become self-aware…no matter how old you are or how experienced you think you are. It’s your choice, your life, your decision to be perfect.