The latest edition of this blog is called “3 Levels of Self-Awareness.” It started as a continuation of my earlier blog, “Self-Awareness 101.” I wanted to write about the three levels of self-awareness that I am referring to here.
The three levels are: 1) Recognizing the importance of self-awareness, 2) Acting on your own, 3) Knowing yourself better. There are of course many more levels out there.
I was going to say that I don’t know how I will ever get through the entire list. But I know that I will get through them all. One thing I do know is that the first two of these are the hardest to get through. But the third will be the easiest to get through.
The first two I would say, are a little more complicated. There are many steps to get through in the first two because you can’t just point to some particular event or situation and say “do that”. For example, the first two are about knowing your own personal habits and routines. I want to point to a couple of examples that I have found helpful. There are two examples of this I want to point out in the trailer.
One example is about how to make your own personal habits. It would be easy to say, ‘I want to go to sleep at night and have a good dream. I want to wake up in the morning and do the same thing.’ But once you point to the fact that you want to sleep late at night and have a good dream, it becomes very clear that you are not, in fact, that guy who wants to sleep late at night and have a good dream.
That is, I want to sleep late at night and have a good dream. That is not me. I am different, and I am not the same guy. I am not trying to make myself sleep late at night and have a good dream. I am not doing that. I am a different person. I want to sleep late at night to learn to understand myself. I want to learn to become a better version of myself. I want to sleep late at night to discover my own values.
It seems to me that if we understand ourselves, we can find a way to move forward. We can figure out what values we want to achieve and take what actions we need to take to achieve them. It’s not about dreaming big or spending tons of money or going out and changing the world. It’s about finding a way to understand yourself and what you want and find some way to move forward.
I think this is something we all have to come to grips with. I think it is a very personal process of discovering what your values are and what your life is worth. Like I mentioned in one of my previous articles, we all have a personal definition of success, which is to achieve the life we want or the life we like.
With all our attempts to get our life back on track, I don’t think we’ve ever had to try to go back and make a change. I think we all have to start from the beginning with a little bit of reflection.