This Week’s Focus Point
By Dr. Jason Carthen
Self-awareness to Learn
For many people employment can be a positive gateway for small daily victories or a constant reminder that your own personal and professional growth is not happening fast enough! All of this is tied to your ability to do more than just “show up” at work and act like an automaton, instead self-awareness and an eagerness to learn and grow should be tied to your work and life experience.
Document Your Daily Experience
This heightened state of self-awareness is easy to desire but much harder to attain. As you seek a higher level of knowledge about your own state of being (Self-Awareness), daily experiences must be documented (journaling) and small victories analyzed. This will allow further understanding about your successes or personal and professional challenges.
To successfully bring your whole self to work, you must be fully aware of what that “self” really looks like and acts like when no one else is looking, judging or critiquing. This will allow you to emerge with a realistic view upon which you can build long-term success points.
Moses’s story to Achieve Impossible
As an example, in the bible, Moses shared that he was unworthy of the calling that God had placed upon his life (freeing the Israelites from captivity) and he freely made it known that his self-image was less than positive or confident. However, with the right Godly “coaching” and self-mastery moments, he was able to gain momentum and lead effectively. Moses’s story is our story, in that, we can sometimes feel inadequate or reluctant to walk in our purpose to help others achieve the impossible. However, the breakthrough occurs when we can look at our whole selves through self-awareness and see the impossible vision of a preferred future coming to pass.
How do you record your small moments of victory? Are you encouraging self-awareness in your followers?