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Self Awareness

SELF AWARENESS 

 

Gretchen Rubin said  ” Self awareness is a key to self-mastery “

” Many leadership problems are driven by low self awareness ”  Bill Hybels

 

Knowing oneself has become all the more important in today’s world.

Knowing oneself has also become increasingly difficult.

 

But why is it becoming increasingly difficult ?

Reason being people have become fragile in complex environment and ego and preserving self has become all the more important.

And , it is the smartness of mind and ego which does not allow us to become aware of our own shortcomings and drive improvement.

 

Being self aware is first step to drive self improvement.

Without being aware of our shortcomings and accepting it,

how can we drive improvement

 

Have you ever listened to your body, mind and soul.

What they speak ?

What are they going to tell you every moment ?

It is called awareness of the self.

 

What are your personality strengths and improvement areas ?.

This is the first start to know yourself more and better

With self awareness starts the journey of improvement

Improving self awareness will allow you to be more present in current moment, you will have extra time in same time , your intuition and sixth sense will improve, and you will be able to do more in less time.

You will understand things in better and clear way.

 

Now, how can Self awareness be improved ?

Self awareness can be improved with a balanced and calm mind which has the ability to focus on self without any biases and without any need to judge and act in prejudice way.

We can also understand our behaviour by observing our behaviour in difficult situations

What are the situations we tend to avoid and why we don’t want to face them ?

how to we react during tough situations?

These observations will improve self awareness

 

Another way of improving self awareness is  feedback.

Try to collect feedback from friends, family members and mentors.

Allow them to give you honest feedback and not challenging back what they say and simply saying Thank you

Reading self help books can also go a long way in improving self awareness.

 

One day Buddha was walking with a disciple.

A fly sat on his head.

He was talking to the disciples and without paying much attention,

mechanically, he moved his hand and the fly went away.

Then he stopped, closed his eyes.

 

The disciples could not understand what was happening, but they all became silent-something precious was happening

His face became luminous, and he raised his hand slowly, and again moved it near his forehead as if the fly were still sitting there- it was not there anymore.

 

The disciples asked, What are you doing ? The fly is no longer there

He said, but now I am moving my hand consciously.

I missed an opportunity of being conscious.

I was too much engaged in talking with you and the hand simply moved mechanically.

It should have moved consciously.

Now I am moving it as it should have moved.

 

That is what Buddha means to become so alert that even small acts, even small gestures, movements all become full of awareness.

 

“Self Awareness is the beginning of your journey to live a fulfilled life” – Anupam Shrotary

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anupam.shrotary

Anupam is expert Supply chain professional with rich experience in leading organizations Honeywell, Nestle, Mars Wrigley and Dr. Reddy's. He shares supply chain and leadership knowledge, insights and tips based upon practical experiences through his articles and posts on blog SUPPLY CHAIN THINKER and Linkedin platform. His blog has 3600 visitors from 105 countries and many articles are listed in Top Rankings on Google, Bing and Yahoo. He likes to inspire people and get inspired from them. Has studied MBA from SJM school of management, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and Electronics Engineering from MNNIT, Allahabad. Author views are personal
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anupam.shrotary

Anupam is expert Supply chain professional with rich experience in leading organizations Honeywell, Nestle, Mars Wrigley and Dr. Reddy's. He shares supply chain and leadership knowledge, insights and tips based upon practical experiences through his articles and posts on blog SUPPLY CHAIN THINKER and Linkedin platform. His blog has 3600 visitors from 105 countries and many articles are listed in Top Rankings on Google, Bing and Yahoo. He likes to inspire people and get inspired from them. Has studied MBA from SJM school of management, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and Electronics Engineering from MNNIT, Allahabad. Author views are personal

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