I’ve been thinking a lot about how important it is for each and everyone of us to know and understand ourselves and what is right and best for us.
On any given day we can be bombarded with many messages and advice from the outside that tell us what to think, feel and do. These messages can be coming from the media, strangers, professionals, and from those people in our inner circles and are closest to us.
What impact can outside messages have on us?
What can happen when we are receiving so many messages from the outside is that our own voice can get drowned out. When this happens we tend to feel distracted, off-balance, anxious, not in control, doubtful and confused. This can lead to it being hard to make decisions and to feel confident in ourselves.
In order to be in the best position we can possibly be in to filter and engage in a healthy and confident way with all of the outside messages that do come our way, then, we are required to really know and understand ourselves and our nature and fully embrace, honor, respect and appreciate who we are.
This is why a key pillar of my coaching programs and courses is to help you get to know, understand, honor, respect and appreciate who you are, so that you can feel confident and sure in yourself and what is right for you, and navigate the outside information that comes your way, and your decisions about your professional or personal life, in a healthy way.
A key principle that is helpful for you to know about communication:
One key principle of communication that you might find helpful to know so that you can better filter the information that does come your way is to understand that everyone is operating from their own perspective.
When other people are giving us advice it is often advice based on what has worked for them in the past or what they think is right and good.
This all might be great advice, but if you don’t take the time to get to know yourself and what’s right and best for you, you very likely won’t feel certain about this advice even if/when you do decide to incorporate into your life.
When I was shopping for make-up the other day the woman in the store was strongly trying to persuade me to buy a specific brand and palette of eye shadow that she thought was best for me. She was feeling very confident that I would like what she was suggesting to me. Fortunately for me, I knew better about what I wanted, what was best for me, and exactly what I was looking for. She kept pushing and even criticizing the item that I picked up for myself and liked (she probably had an agenda) but I pushed back because I knew what I wanted and what works best for me.
This situation might seems trite, but I am sharing it to illustrate that confusion and self-doubt can creep in to our everyday, and even mundane, experiences if we are not careful or don’t feel confident in ourselves. And when it comes to the larger life, personal or professional decisions that we are making, we want to be sure that we are making the best decisions for ourselves, in which case knowing ourselves, what is best for us and what we want is essential.
How about you?
How well do you know yourself?
How well do you understand your strengths and qualities?
How well do you know what your needs are?
How well do you know what your values and beliefs are?
If any of the above are still question marks for you, dedicate time to exploring these questions either on your own, with a trusted friend, or with a professional that you feel comfortable with…whichever way works best for you 🙂
(If you’d like to explore what working together with me on this would look like for you, click here to schedule your complimentary consultation.)
Once you have your information and know who you are, be sure to take time everyday to connect with yourself so that you feel grounded and sure of who you are and make decisions throughout your day that are best and right for you.
If you have any questions, please be in touch.
In support and admiration,