Have you ever felt that something is missing in your life? That a part of you is left behind?
Often, when we come across people with strong personalities, we get driven away. The first thought that comes to our mind is to be like them, and sometimes, we even put in a lot of effort to make that happen. But what after that? Either we end up feeling unsatisfied or that we’re living someone else's life.
Do you know the reason behind all this chaos? It's because we fail to recognize our true selves.
Why is it important to know your true self?
To know who you are and what you want in life is like finding an elixir. Once you have answers to your questions, nobody can stop you from achieving your goals and being successful.
If you think you're unable to recognize your true self, here are a few tips that might help.
#Tip 1 - Ask yourself who you are and not what you want to be
In life, you might admire people; you might even follow some religiously, matching their routines and lifestyles. But have you stopped to think if those things made you happy? We can bet they wouldn’t have. Despite mimicking their idols’ lives, people might feel out of place because their hearts and brains don’t agree with someone else’s lifestyle. While their brains may suggest they follow successful people to reach further heights, their hearts want them to accept themselves. People need to realize that it’s critical to go with your heart to find true contentment.
#Tip 2 - Know what you’re passionate about
You might like several fields and want to pursue them, but you should know that not all of them are going to give you the same happiness. For instance, if you love baking and selling cars, you can work as a sales professional to reach your financial goals, but baking won't excite you the same way. Getting the drift? Thus, be very cautious of what you want and what's going to keep you happy and content lifelong.
#Tip 3 - Understand your capability
Though there's nothing wrong with trying new stuff, one should never give themselves false hope by thinking that they can excel at everything. Say, for example, you like painting, and you’ve always been a huge fan of legendary painters. That doesn't imply that you possess the same skill. You might be an average painter, but an excellent cook or a smart designer. So always try to find what you're good at rather than trying to blindly follow someone else’s path.
The bottom line
Knowing yourself in a better way can take a few days, months, or even years, but don't get disheartened by the time it takes. Try to focus on the job. Think about how it can help you and open new doors for you.