Living by Experience - Travel and Photography Lifestyle Magazine
Self Awareness Is The Difficult Path To Success Self Awareness Is The Difficult Path To Success
It takes strength to work on your weaknesses. The first step on the path to change is awareness. You can’t change something if you’re... Self Awareness Is The Difficult Path To Success

It takes strength to work on your weaknesses. The first step on the path to change is awareness. You can’t change something if you’re not aware of the problem that needs to be changed. Self awareness, being aware of your self, is the first step on the path to success in your life. That same concept of awareness leading to change applies to your career and business as well. Every single problem in a business is a result of the psychology at the top. If you’re at the top, it’s you. You are the problem – but if you’re the problem you can also bring the solution. You can get the education or the tools you need to get your business and career to the place it needs to be.

Real Self Awareness

So if you know you have something to fix why haven’t you. Most people know there is a better way to do things than they are currently doing it. But instead of letting the self awareness lead them to try something different, it’s easier to keep things status quo. Awareness is one thing, but change is hard, right? We prefer to staying within our comfort zone. We tell ourselves, and sometimes even our team, “we have always done it this way”. That mindset eliminates the change, but not the awareness. So it keeps gnawing at your insides. You know something needs to be different, something needs to change. The approach that created the problem is never the approach that will solve it. To break through to the next level, you need a new idea and try something different.

Finding the Solution

Every solution you need is available online – you can learn and work towards any goal. The only reason you haven’t solved it yet is you haven’t made the choice to pursue it. Doing nothing, or in-action, is a choice, and legally even something you can be held accountable for. Ignorance isn’t bliss, ignorance is a choice. Do something. Only action leads to real results. The answers are out there but you have to have the self awareness to fix it.

If you’re not sure what to work on first, ask yourself  “what feels difficult now?” The things you are struggling with is where you start. You have to start somewhere, and only one thing can be your number one priority at a time. That’s why the tagline of my blog is “living the dream – one at a time”. It doesn’t mean the rest isn’t important, but you have to start somewhere. The worst thing you can do is not start on anything because you didn’t know where to get started.

Failure is Good

Most people are not afraid of failure – but you may be most afraid of other people watching you fail. The greatest prison people live in is caring too much about what other people think. It’s about your ego. We’re all freaks. Unusual. Different. Abnormal. Embrace that you’re freaks. Blending in is average and normal and boring. And most importantly: blending in is not working. You might be awful at something today – but the only way to get better is to try and practice, get better. Social media makes it harder because you’re comparing yourself to everyone else who is already crossing the finish line of what you’re trying to achieve.

“We forget: In life, it doesn’t matter what happens to  you or where you came from. It matters what you do with what happens and what you’ve been given.” ~ Ryan Holiday

Don’t Give Up

What you go through doesn’t matter as long as you make it through. Don’t quit. Stick close to winners; they will share what they have been given. Learn their ways and practice what they share with you. Learning is empowering, but inspiration combined with action is better. Information is free and abundant, but your time to research all the information is not. I’m not suggesting everything you have learned is wrong, but it may no longer apply. What’s missing is a step by step proven process, that works today.

Let me know how you’re going to tackle your goals today. Text me. And if there’s anything I can do to help, just ask or sign up for a complimentary preview of one of my training programs today. If you need a suggestion and would like to gain more clarity on your goals, and leave with an action plan on achieving them, have a look at my Break Free Experience. There’s no charge to get in touch or even get started with a free preview… so what are you waiting for? Take the first step…

Free Course Preview

 

The featured image for this post was provided by Creative Windmill Fine Art Photography.

Wilko van de Kamp Author | Artist | Advisor

Hi, I’m Wilko van de Kamp, creator of Liberty Training Academy and author of the Freedom Project book series. For more than 15 years, I have helped people and their companies achieve their own results beyond their goals. I work with authors, coaches and experts to build their brand to become a #1 industry influencer and increase their impact on the communities they serve. We focus on every aspect of personal brand building through technology and storytelling, with a relentless focus on accelerating the achievement of their personal, professional and financial goals. And I would love to do the same for you! To get a conversation started, please text me directly at 587-417-2697.