Are you self-aware?
According to organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Tasha Eurich, probably not!
In fact, she cites that while 95% think we’re self-aware, in actuality, only 10-15% of us actually are.
Now you might be wondering: what does it mean to be self-aware? And what can I do to increase my self-awareness? Let’s explore.
Becoming More Self-Aware
So, what is self-awareness anyway? Well, according to Dr. Eurich:
“It’s the ability to see ourselves clearly. To understand who we are, how others see us, and how we fit into the world.”
She also states that, “Self-awareness gives us power. We might not always like what we see, but there’s a comfort in knowing ourselves.”
Dr. Eurich notes that self-awareness is important for many reasons. She says that people that are self-aware are:
- More fulfilled
- Have stronger relationships
- Are more creative
- Are more confident
- Better communicators
- Less likely to lie, cheat, and steal
- Perform better at work
- Are more promotable
- Are more effective leaders with more profitable companies
That’s quite a list of benefits!
How to Become More Self-Aware
Let’s talk about a simple trick you can use to start becoming more self-aware today.
According to Dr. Eurich, it’s as easy as this: “Ask what, not why.”
“Why” questions trap us in the past and in our own mental cycles. “What” questions move us forward, and into the future.
Want to learn more about self-awareness from the guru herself? Check out her TEDx Talk below.
And better yet: want to see if you're aware of yourself? Dr. Eurich provides a free assessment on her website. Click here to take the assessment and learn more about your own self-awareness.
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