03 Oct Who are YOU?
“Knowing Yourself is the Beginning of All Wisdom” – Aristotle
Recently we began preparing sessions for individuals in preparation for annual reviews and one thing kept popping up in our conversations; who are we? We began to dig a bit deeper and found we really don’t share our ‘true self’ with very many people, and certainly have not taken the time to reflect upon “Who am I? What have I been doing? What has changed? What do I want to be doing?
Taking time to get to know YOU will help you prepare for what YOU feel is important for YOUR future. We have heard about the importance of writing down our goals so we can develop a plan for reaching them, so get yourself a pad of paper and a pen. On the front cover write: THE JOURNEY OF YOU
For one week (yes 7 entire days) write down the response to the following 5 questions:
- What did I do well today?
- What did I do ‘not so well today?
- What would I do differently?
- What did I do today that made me happy?
- What will I do tomorrow to help another person?
At the end of the week go back and see what the responses have been for each question. Do you see any patterns? Did you find yourself becoming more focused on your behaviors resulting in different behaviors from others?
The relationship with yourself is the most important relationship you have. The first step is understanding YOU. Once you start to spend time nurturing YOU and investigating what makes YOU strong and healthy the easier it becomes to find happy moments, no matter the size, and relish what made YOU feel good about the moment. Only YOU can make changes for YOU. We would love to hear from you! Contact us today or check out our LinkedIn page.