In this post, I am going to look at questions that you can ask yourself when it comes to how to get to know yourself better. It is amazing how we sometimes know so little about our true selves.
Even though this site focuses primarily on how to make an income from home, you also need to find something that you enjoy doing at home in order to make your business a success. If you don’t enjoy working for yourself, you are either doing the wrong sort of work or maybe your passions and talents lie elsewhere.
When Socrates said, “Know Thyself,” he was teaching his students how to be at peace with who they were as individuals. His words still hold true centuries later.
Self-knowledge was his path to embracing each person’s unique personality. Yet this path to self-awareness needs a bit of soul searching. That can be challenging for some people, so let’s make it a little easier.
How To Get To Know Yourself Better
These tips below will help jump-start your journey into self-reflection, and by finding the answers you’ve been looking for, you can start to strive toward your true potential.
Learn To Be Still
For many people, it’s hard to sit alone in a quiet room and contemplate. They become uncomfortable and agitated.
Still, this is an important step to getting to know yourself better. Be brave in the face of your imperfections. As soon as you begin to embrace the good with the bad, you can start discovering your true self.
It all starts when you take the time to sit still and listen to yourself. Think of it as a form of mindfulness meditation where you focus completely on the present moment.
Ask Yourself The Right Questions
Too many times, we knock ourselves down through negative self-talk. Instead, talk to yourself as you would a friend. Be kind and show empathy. The best way to do that is by asking self-discovery questions so you can get to know yourself better.
Write down the answers on post-its and hang them up next to your bed or bathroom mirror. You can also jot the answers down in a journal. In fact, experts say journals are one of the most effective tools for self-awareness.
Here are some important questions you can ask yourself today:
- What are my core values?
- Who’s my biggest role model and why?
- What or who makes me feel safe?
- What are my short-term and long-term goals?
Look For Your Strengths
Each one of us is here for a reason. Some of us do certain things better than others. That’s the natural order of things and the way it should be.
Knowing what you’re good at is necessary on the journey of finding who you really are. Focusing on your strengths boosts self-confidence and increases your drive to achieve more. Only then, will you be able to make room for better, more productive things in your life.
Let’s not forget that it’s just as important to figure out what you’re not good at. Allow yourself to try different things. Then, by trial and error, you’ll know exactly what you’re good at and what you should steer clear of.
Interestingly enough, your strengths will almost always align with your core values and what you enjoy doing. Together, they can help you manage your life path, both at home and at work.
Discover Your Passion
Now that you know what you’re good at, it’s time to hone in on the things that excite you and give your life meaning. This can be one thing or twenty—the point is to follow through.
Having that drive gives you purpose and strength. You savor each moment and push yourself to achieve new goals.
This positive energy you exude when you’re doing something you’re passionate about is vital. It allows you to want to be better and do more. That can only come when you truly enjoy what you’re doing.
Find Your Own Sense Of Style
Your fashion sense is unique to you. Whether you realize it or not, your style is a form of self-expression. It gives people a quick peek into who you are, as well as your likes and interests. By figuring out your style, you allow yourself to be self-assured and poised in your own special way.
Start by going through your wardrobe. Keep the things you believe are a true reflection of who you are. Then, get rid of anything that doesn’t make you feel beautiful and confident.
For inspiration, check out fashion styles online and in magazines. Then, find one that shows off your true self.
This is one form of self-care that will work wonders for your self-esteem. Best of all you won’t just feel good, you’ll also look amazing!
I trust that you found these tips helpful. Getting to know yourself better and figuring out who you are as an individual has so many advantages. Knowing yourself allows you to put things in perspective and allows you to feel comfortable in your own skin.
As a result, you will be able to focus more on your strengths and be more accepting of your weaknesses.
In conclusion, Socrates also said, “Be as you wish to seem.” In other words, when you know what you want out of life, the only thing that can hold you back is your imagination.
Be bold and dream big!
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Your articles asks some very good questions that may not have to do directly with how to make money online but these question have an immediate relation to how your work will be affected if you decide to go down this path. And I see a lot of people that do not take these questions very seriously and this is the reason why the failure rate in this type of work is so high.
I like it. Get to know yourself! Be Bold!
I think as we grow older, we neglect ourselves until we hit a certain age where we must learn to take care of ourselves.
Being only one copy or version of yourself, it’s best to do all of the mentioned tasks within your article, including listening to Socrates, in “knowing thyself”.
Good read, Thank you.
I’ve been working online for more than a decade and I can say that I’m so glad I chose a topic I love to center my business around. I don’t know if people realize how much content they’ll be creating if they want to work online, especially full time. It’s way more enjoyable if you’re researching and writing about something you’re actually interested in. This post makes a super important point, and I love how it helps us to actually find out what we truly love.
It definitely helps to find a business you are passionate about, or it will feel like hard work.
This is a great article on self-awareness. It is important for each online business owner to take stock of their strengths and weaknesses. Be able to overcome those weaknesses that keep you from success. Great article Socrates said it best. Working from home is not for everybody. If you are a leader, working from home may prove to be a good fit for you. However, if you are not self-directed, earning money on your own will be difficult.
Thanks for sharing
Quite right Virginia. It is good to know your strengths and weaknesses so that you can choose the right path for you.