Although, it seems, the huge majority, of individuals, seem to believe, they fully comprehend, themselves, including their needs, goals, priorities, strengths, weaknesses, etc, the reality is, it is indeed, only the rare individual, who is actually, ready, willing, and able, to move, with the utmost degree of introspection, and objectivity, in order to truly, know his SELF! Either most of us, bury – our – mind – in the sand, and move, with a sense of denial, or, we’re reluctant, to do, all that is needed and necessary, to become the best, we might possibly be. With that in mind, this article will attempt to briefly, discuss, review, and consider, using the mnemonic approach, what this means, and why it’s important and relevant.
1. Strengths; system; alternatives: Begin this process, by objectively, and thoroughly, considering, and evaluating, both, your strengths, as well as weaknesses! How will understanding, and understanding these, make you, better, and more successful? When obstacles present themselves, will you resort to whining and whining, or realize, quality and improvement, comes from proceeding, consistently, in a solutions – oriented manner! Avoid making excuses, however, always, proceed, focused on achieving your aims!
2. Emphasis; compassion; excellence; endurance: You will only get along, better, with others, when you are willing to listen effectively, and learn consistently, to be able to move, with the utmost level, of genuine empathy! Be strategic, and understand, where to place your emphasis! Avoid the temptation, to take, good – enough, but, rather, demand your utmost degree, of personal excellence. You must understand, life always presents obstacles and challenges, and the most successful people, see obstacles as challenges, rather than problems, and persist, when others give up! Will you maintain this level of relevant endurance, to be able to remain personally motivated, to focus on being, the best, you might possibly be?
3. Like; love; learning; listening; leadership: Can you really, like yourself, and think about yourself, worthy of being respected, etc? Do you care, sufficient, to appreciate, to do, what you need to? What will you be learning, every day? Are you paying attention, listening, and getting better, by benefiting from each experience, and/ or conversation? Do you have the personal leadership, to do, what’s best, rather than merely, expedient?
4. Religion; face facts; fruition: Will you have enough, faith, in yourself, to trust, your choices, and do, what is best? Rather than burying – your – head, in the sand, it’s important, to face the facts, and proceed, accordingly!
How well do you understand, and know, your SELF? How might you, consistently, use this, to become better?