A lot of you are trying to find yourselves, wondering where you fit in. Some of us feel like we are not prefect enough so we just have to be like someone else... just because the people around us don’t accept you for who you are. I hope my post today will make you find a better YOU than you did before.
A STORY ON SELF DISCOVERY
My SAFEHOUSE students come to us because they’ve run away from troubled homes. They are often scared, confused, abused or neglected. On the streets, they are tempted by gangs, drugs, and other dangers. The best skill I can teach them is this: “Your number one mission in life is that of self-discovery. If you know who you are, then you will be able to figure out what to do, or not do. You will also attract like minded people, who can help you in your endeavors. Know who you are and you will always find the courage to face whatever comes your way“.
What is self discovery?
Self discovery means the process of acquiring insight into one’s own character. Self discovery - a related term is “finding oneself”. Self discovery should be an important goal for everyone. Some people go through life playing a role to mask who they really are. Others simply become what others want them to be. It is only through the discovery of self that we can identify our purpose and actualize our potential.
On the other hand, failure to embark on a journey of self discovery will cheat us of the opportunity to understand who we are and what we want out of life, as well as how we can help others.
5 STEPS TO SELF DISCOVERY
Self acceptance .
Ask and acknowledge your unique purpose.
Discover what brings you joy.
Write down your goals .
10 QUESTIONS ON SELF DISCOVERY
What defines you?
Do you have a sense of purpose?
Are you dear about what you want in life
What are the steps to self discovery?
What inspires you to be you?
What am I most afraid of?
What am I grateful for?
What are my strengths? What am I really good at?
What makes me come alive? When was the last time I felt truly alive?
At the end of my life. What do i want my legacy to be?
There are more than a thousand questions to ask when discovering one’s self but these are the ten I find really inspiring.
3 BOOKS YOU CAN READ ON SELF DISCOVERY
EAT, PRAY, LOVE by Elizabeth Gilbert
PAPER TOWNS by John Green
ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Thank you for reading.