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What Is Self Awareness?

You are the one subject that if comprehended on a Master’s level, has the greatest potential to affect your long-term happiness and success. Read more...

Explore The Power of Asking “Why?”

You will reach a much greater awareness of yourself if you follow questions with “Why?” The accompanying example will show you how to dig deeper for answers that lead to greater insights. Read more...

4 Tips Before Doing Exercises

  • Tip #1: Learn the Attitude and Perspective of the Questioner: Judgments are sometimes disguised in the form of a question. We have all learned that “Why in the world did you do THAT?!?” isn’t really a genuine inquiry into your goals and motivations, but a call for you to defend yourself. Learn the attitude that encourages you to be open and to freely explore. Read Tips 1 - 3...

  • Tip #2: Be Uncommonly Honest: “White lies” are generally accepted as a necessary evil, so it’s uncommon for us to be totally honest. The best place to learn the skill of honesty (Yes, it is a skill that can be learned and practiced) is with yourself. Read Tips 1 - 3...

  • Tip #3: Find a Quiet Spot to Write: You will need time, free of distractions, to explore the different aspects of yourself. Plan ahead to create that perfect environment. Read Tips 1 - 3...

  • Tip #4: What to Do When You Get Stuck: Sometimes we’re not sure of the answer. Learn the trick to blasting through roadblocks of uncertainty. An example demonstrates what’s to be gained from turning, “I don’t know...” into know-how. Read Tip 4...

Self Awareness Exercises

  • Personal: Who Are You? – What are some of your personal strengths and weaknesses? What are your core beliefs about life? What are your fears and dreams? This section will help you discover what makes you tick. Answer personal questions...

  • Social: Who Are You in Public? – Who are you with people? What kind of impression do you try to make? What kinds of people do you like to hang out with? The purpose of this section is to understand who you are in social situations. Answer social questions...

  • Relationships: Who Are You In Romantic Relationships? – What are your primary beliefs about love? What do you want in a relationship? What are your deal-breakers? Are there patterns in your relationships? This section will give you a better grasp of who you are in love relationships. Answer relationship questions...

  • Work: What Is Your Calling? - What kinds of work do you enjoy? What types of activities did you love to do as a child? The purpose of this section is to help you figure out what activities bring out your best talents and skills. Answer career questions...

  • Financial: What Do You Believe About Money? – What does money mean to you? Where did you get your beliefs about money? How do those beliefs affect your behavior? This section will provide you with a clearer understanding of your perspective on money. Answer financial questions...

  • Spiritual: What Do You Believe About God? – Do you believe in God? How do your spiritual beliefs affect your day-to-day life? Explore your ideas about the universe and the meaning of life. Answer spiritual questions...

  • Who Do You Admire? – Use this exercise to further clarify the characteristics and qualities you would like to possess. Who Do You Admire Exercise...

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Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.

- Tao Tzu

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To have greater self awareness or understanding means to have a better grasp of reality.

- Dalai Lama