Self-Discovery is the most important and life-changing adventure we will ever embark on. Yet, so many of us go through life either not knowing or listening to a terrible inner critic who gives us all the wrong ideas about ourselves. We mistake self-awareness for self-indulgence, and we go on without asking the most important question we’ll ever ask: Who am I really?
“What do you intend to do with your one wild and precious life?”Mary Oliver
Self-Discovery may appear to be a self-centered goal, but it is actually an unselfish process that is at the heart of everything we do in life. To be the most valuable person in the world, the best partner, parent, etc., we must first understand who we are, what we value, and, ultimately, what we have to offer. This is a personal journey that everyone can benefit from.
However, it also entails a tremendous act of construction – recognizing who we want to be and passionately pursuing our unique destiny – whatever that may be. It is a matter of acknowledging our personal power while remaining open and vulnerable to our experiences.
The activity of blogging on a regular basis provided me with a new perspective on my life and, in a sense, opened a window to my soul.
1. Self-Discovery Of your Personal Power
“Personal power is based on strength, confidence, and competence that individuals gradually acquire in the course of their development,”Dr. Firestone
It is self-assertion, as well as a natural, healthy desire for love, fulfilment, and meaning in one’s interpersonal world.” Recognizing our personal power entails acknowledging that we have a significant impact on our lives. We shape the world in which we live. To make the world a better place, we must change our perspective, feel empowered, and reject a victimized point of view.
Dr. Robert Firestone has further illustrated “6 Aspects of Being an Adult:”
- Experience your emotions, but make rational decisions when it comes to how you act.
- Formulate goals and take the appropriate actions to achieve them.
- Be proactive and self-assertive, rather than passive and dependent.
- Seek equality in your relationships.
- Be open to exploring new ideas and welcome constructive criticism.
- Take full power over every part of your conscious existence.
To lead a free life, a person must separate him/herself from negative imprinting and remain open and vulnerable,”Dr. Firestone
In his work with hundreds of people who have struggled with this exact process, he has developed four essential differentiation steps.
Step 1: Unshackle from negative internalised thought processes, such as pivotal, agressive attitudes toward oneself and others.
Step 2: Establish one’s own principles, ideologies, and religious views rather than acknowledging those of one’s upbringing.
Step 3: Distancing oneself from negative personality traits inherited from one’s parents.
Step 4: Surrender defensive patterns developed as a result of painful childhood events.
3. Online Connections Lifting My Spirit
The amazing thing about blogging is that it has allowed me to connect with people who are in similar situations and have similar interests. I’ve realized that I thrive knowing what I’ve discovered to be another passion of mine, helping people at a extend.
4. Think About What You Want
Recognizing what we want is essential to self-discovery. Recognizing our wants and desires allows us to better understand who we are and what is important to us. This may appear simple, but most of us are, to varying degrees, defended against our desires.
We may be wary because we don’t want to be hurt. Wanting causes us to feel alive and, as a result, vulnerable in the world. To truly live, we must be willing to lose. Joy and fulfilment can be accompanied by feelings of anxiety and, on a deeper level, profound sadness.
Life has a great focus on the negative. Many of us are far too prone to victimized thoughts and complaints about our circumstances and surroundings, rather than focusing on positive goals, strategies, and solutions. Simply put, we spend too much time worrying about what we don’t want rather than focusing on what we do.
Blogging has not only altered my personal and professional lives, but it has also shaped the world. Knowing that I enjoy writing allows me to be a better presence for myself and my family.
There is a wild world INSIDE you waiting to be explored.
Life is an endless process of self-discovery
There you have it. I hope you found something there to support you on your path to personal growth and greatness. If you know of or come across any other self-discovery blogs that are inspiring and help us achieve our life goals, please share them in the comments section below.
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