With more and more automation taking place and competition for jobs with AI coming in, those of us with self-awareness stand out from the crowd ...
One way to improve your human skills is to become more self-aware. There are eight really great ways to do this and in part one we are going to look at the first four. Part 2 will give you the other four.
These are all great activities, and if you do any of them, they will give you new insight about yourself and how you impact on others. This can help to set further goals to develop your human skills.
This can be challenging as it is difficult to be objective about yourself, often we are too critical, blind to our faults or both an easy way to get started with this is:
You can write about anything in your journal, even if it is not related to your goals. Recording your thoughts on paper helps to relieve your mind of those ideas, and clears it up to make space for new information and ideas.
Take some time each night to write in your journal about your thoughts and feelings, and your successes and failures for the day. This will help you grow and move forward in your achievements.
As you self-reflect, take some time to think about how you impact on others and how people you connect with view you. Think about what you do to help other people, and if you could possibly do more. What are your values, and what is most important to you right now?
Plan out your goals in a worksheet so they turn from ideas into a step-by-step process. Break down your larger goal into mini-goals so it seems less overwhelming, and tackle it head-on. Try using the SMARTER acronym below to help you:
In order to have self-awareness, you must do self-reflection. This requires setting aside some time, preferably every day, to honestly look at yourself as a person. Committing to this practice can help you improve.
In our demanding business world, daily self-reflection is easier said than done. There is always pressure to do more with less, and an endless flow of information through our portable technology.
Finally, watch this video for more information on self-awareness. It's really inspiring and thought-provoking; just perfect for a bit of quiet time over a coffee.
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