The great granddaddy of Western Philosophy, Aristotle once said, “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”
Nosce Ti Ipsum, you might say.
Little did I know as I was watching Buffy The Vampire Slayer and chatting on MSN as a teen that my high school motto would pretty much become my raison d'être.
The first thing I do when I’m working with one of my coaching fam is empower them to get to know themselves. ON ALL OF THE LEVELS.
We SHOULD know ourselves better than anyone.
Makes sense, right?
We spend every minute of every day in our own heads.
Thing is, most of us are too busy DOING and AVOIDING and STRESSING to spend two tenths of a second getting to know who we really are.
We’re MISSING OUT!
Not only on knowing who we really ARE, but what we really WANT.
Penny – dropped.
Isn’t that a scary concept? You’re basically living someone else’s life!
The good news: it’s not all that hard to start to get to know yourself a little better.
The bad news: there ain’t any! Growth and good vibes only.
Block out a couple of hours, buy yourself a shiny notebook (NEW STATIONARY!) and pour yourself your favourite drink. If you’re boiling the kettle, I’ll have an English Breakfast tea, stevia and a dash of milk. THANKS!
Get comfy and start answering the questions below.
Write them down first, then answer in as much detail as possible. NO SKIMPING!
Don’t overthink things – just let the answers flow.
After you’ve finished, take some time to really consider and process the answers.
You may be surprised. You WILL be surprised!
Now what? Think about how knowing each answer will allow you take ACTION in order to improve any and all areas of your life! Thing BIG. GRAND PLAN TYPE STUFF.
What didn’t you realise before? How can you apply that new information to make you healthier and HAPPIER!
What do you love MOST about yourself?
What would be your dream job?
Is that achievable? Why or why not?
Where in the world would you most like to live?
If you could do ANYTHING for the rest of your life and money was no object, what would that look like?
What are your top 3 skills/strengths?
We all have bad habits – what’s one of yours and why would you want to ditch it?
What would the “perfect day” look like to you?
What scares you?
Who are the 3 most important people in your life?
Of course, I’m just getting you started. This is a journey of Mammoth Discovery!
What other things would you like to delve deeper on? What other questions could you to get you’re pretty little head around what REALLY makes you tick?
- Amanda Louise
P.S. Wanna REALLY get to know yourself? Of COURSE you do!
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