The Self & knowing exactly what kind of a person you want to become. How do you want to describe your ideal self?
The social sphere and being aware and intentional about your interactions with others. How do you want to behave socially?
The field of skills and knowing precisely which talents need to be developed.
Service to Others what service do you want to provide? How can you help others with your skills or knowledge?
Asking and answering those questions by myself was really sharpening my focus & thinking, and I highly recommend this book to everyone who wants to move forward in their life.
3. Self Conscious People Know They’re Allowed to Put Themselves First
Putting yourself first is making sure you are physically, emotionally and mentally in shape.
I suppose you’re well aware of the importance of filling your own cup first or you will end up with nothing to give to others.
Many will say you’re selfish when you honor yourself first. There is nothing selfish in trying to be the best version of yourself, to treat yourself with compassion and kindness and feel awesome about it.
By honoring themselves first, Self Conscious People gain:
“You are more than your thoughts, your body, or your feelings. You are a limitless potential who is here to shake things up and create something new that the universe has never seen.” Dr. Richard Bartlett
This man said it all because if you let to be controlled and moved in your life by your 70k daily thoughts and emotions, you’re going to lose yourself in no time.
Self Conscious people know that they are not required to obey their thoughts and feelings.
So the mind then becomes obsessed with negative things, with judgments, guilt and anxiety produced by thoughts about the future and so on.
5. Their Opinion of Who They Are is More Important Than Anyone else’s Opinion
This is fundamentally true because people, even the ones closest to you will always have some opinions about you, even tho 70% of their opinions will not really matter to you or will be fundamentally false.
It’s important to understand that Everything comes from your self-image.
Self Conscious people have a realistic appreciation of their own flaws, and they’re not afraid to show vulnerabilities in intimate relationships.
When you meet such a person you are struck by their quiet confidence and you notice that this kind of people doesn’t seem to be making much of an effort to impress you.
What’s important is how we work with what we are given.
6. They Take Responsibility
Taking responsibility is one of the best things I’ve ever learned and done in my life lately. This is liberating because you realize that you can actually do something about it.
Empowerment Comes Via Responsibility Many people live completely disempowered lives because they haven’t taken full responsibility for their lives.
Now, although bad things do happen in life, we always have a choice as to how we act and respond to our circumstances.
I was worrying a lot that I don’t have enough time in the past 4 months to finish all my daily tasks, but the reality was I was waking up at 13:00 and went to sleep at 04:00 for 15 months.
With that unbalanced time where all my body and mind functions were dysfunctional no wonder, I couldn’t achieve my desired results.
Next, here comes November and I decided to Take Responsibility, and since these Self Conscious people I was researching can get up at 5 am I thought I can do the same.
Going back now changing one habit and taking responsibility for me opened 10 new doors, so think of something you struggle or want to change and take responsibility today!
7. They Are Honest With Themselves
Let’s face it, we all lie to ourselves. Social desire to be liked doesn’t just influence what we tell other people, but what we tell ourselves.
When you aren’t honest, you only choose to see what you want to see, but you ignore what you don’t want to see.
This may provide short-term happiness or relief, but in the long run, it’s destructive and unhealthy.
Self Conscious people are honest with themselves, but not too judgmental or critical.
The goal isn’t to hurt your self-esteem, but to take the information of the day and use it to improve tomorrow.
Honesty is something we need to practice on a daily basis. We don’t just become completely honest with ourselves overnight. It takes constant self-awarenessand consistency.
8. They’re Willing to Constantly Change
Now while some people have fear towards change, Self Conscious people embrace change.
It is change that allows new opportunities to reveal themselves to us.
Change allows us to be creative and evolve to be better humans. That’s why it’s important to be proactive in initiating change.
There’s a classic quote from Jim Rohn: “If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree!
As you re-create yourself and embrace change, expect and feel that the changes you want to make will bring you a happier & successful life.
9. They Create & Live Their Purpose
Living your life as a drifter as the famous Napoleon Hill calls people who don’t have a purpose or one big central goal in their life can be a difficult path to walk and live.
But Self Conscious people have a purpose that guides their life decisions influence their behavior, shape their goals, their direction, and create a meaningful life.
How you can Create Your Purpose?
-Make a list of activities that make you happy -Subject or field of expertise you can talk about for hours? -What would you love doing for 2 years without getting paid any money? -What will make you feel excited to get out of bed?
Every single one of us is Unique in some ways, and I’m a strong believer in that!
The question that follows is: Are you empowered to explore and model some of the things mentioned above from these Self Conscious people?
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