It all begins with AWARENESS
Awareness is the first step in the
creation process. As you grow in the
self awareness process, you will better
understand why you feel what you feel,
and why you behave as you behave.
This understanding then gives you the
opportunity and freedom to change
those things you would like to change
about yourself and create the life you
Without knowing yourself, self
acceptance and change becomes
Who is the expert?
When we want good, solid
information we turn to the experts. So
who are you going to turn to for
information about yourself.
Who is the expert?
Philosopher/ Minister/ hero/ Guide/
Know more about you?
the expert is YOU.
You live in your own skin, mind and
24 hours a day
7 days a week
52 weeks a year
Day in and day out
No one is closer to you than you.
The answers are within. We need to
do the soul searching.
Perhaps all you’ve needed to solve
your riddles is a useful question, to
probe deep within.
Being aware of oneself would mean exploring and
understanding oneself in the following areas.
The way we behave and react in different situations
and with different sets of people.
The likes, interests, desires and needs that motive us
towards our goals.
The attitudes, mind-sets, beliefs and values that
influence our thoughts and behaviour
The feelings and emotions which arise from the
primary experiences of our lives and have powerful
The way we view ourselves in terms of our opinion
of our self and the way other’s view us.
The way we perceive and experience ourselves,
people around us and the larger world.
WAYS OF DEFINING THE SELF
A collection of behaviours, reflexes, habits and
An intellect which gives rise to thoughts,
attitudes, mental sets and tendencies.
A constellation of needs, desires and drives.
A set of psychological
functioning comprising of striving, deciding,
judging, perception, learning, feeling and
All the above and in the inner core a knowing
Self is the sum of all these parts, but is an
integrated and existential entity larger than the
sum of the parts. It is dynamic and ever
Self-awareness : Emotional
awareness, accurate selfassessment, self-confidence
Motivation: Achievement drive,
commitment, initiative, and
Empathy: Understanding others,
developing others, service
orientation, leveraging diversity,
Social Skills: Influence,
management, leadership, change
catalyst, building bonds,
collaboration, and co-operation
Self-awareness: includes one’s ability to recognize and
understand one’s own moods, emotions, and drives, and to
accept one’s own self with one’s strengths and weakness. Self-management: includes one’s ability to redirect and control one’s disruptive impulses and moods, judge how others might feel, before taking any action, and postpone gratification of immediate needs for long term goals.
Internality and optimism: include the orientation of taking
charge of the situation, seeing failures as temporary and high hope and intense involvement (flow) as in contest with
brooding over miseries (rumination)
Motivation: involves the passion to work for reasons that go beyond money or status resilience, that is, the ability to
bounce back from disappointments and pursue goals with
energy and persistence.
Empathy: is the ability to understand the emotional make-up of other people. It also involves the skill to deal with people according to their emotional reaction. ‘At the very least, empathy requires being able to read another’s emotions, at a higher level it entails sensing and responding to a person’s unspoken concerns or...
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