Thoughtful Thursday: Do You Really Know You?
Well, hello there beautiful! Many of you may have read the caption and thought, "What is this about? Duh, I know who I am." I know because I reacted the same way when I was first asked the question. I want you to seriously take a moment and digest the question. Do you REALLY know who you are? Do you know yourself beyond your favorite colors and foods? Do you know yourself beyond your material liking's? If you answered yes then who are you?
A lot of people actually do not really know who they are, believe it or not. As a result of not knowing and understanding yourself, it could cause you to hit many road blocks in your life because you do not understand your wants and needs. How many of you can confidently say that you know what you want in life and you know what you need in life? Okay, so let's imagine that a lot hands went up and a lot of "me" echoed through the room. Out of those who answered yes, how many of you know yourselves without anyone else (spouse, partner, friends, etc.)? I bet a lot of hands went down.
Do not feel discouraged if you cannot confidently answer. We all go through it. We are humans who evolve each and everyday. Our minds and bodies grow and our surroundings change which alters who we are. We have to be in tune with self before we can be in tune with anything and anyone else. Not knowing yourself causes confusion in personal life, relationships, work place, and etc. Step on the outside and evaluate who you are and once you understand yourself, you will be able to create a more satisfying life making smarter decisions.
Recently, I combined a few questions I would use to ask someone else and asked myself about myself. To my surprise, I could not answer some of the questions because I did not know. If I did not know, how could I expect anyone else to know. Take a few minutes and ask yourself these few questions. Of course you can add to the list.
How do people around you perceive you?
What are your values and what do you stand for?
If you had to create a slogan for yourself, what would it be?
If money did not matter in this world, how would you be spending your time?
What makes you tick?
What makes you happy?
What kind of people mesh well with you?
What kind of people do you repel?
What will people say in your eulogy?
What do you need?
What do you want?
What are all of your negative ways?
What can you do better than someone you know?
What makes you cry?
One word, who are you?
So how did you do love bugs? Once you have a good understanding of self, the world is in your hands. You can set yourself on the right path for you instead of wandering because you just.. don't... know...
It's Thoughtful Thursday... I hope we made you think!