If you follow my blogs or posts, you will know that I’m a big fan of Emerson.
Emerson was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society.
In feedback from clients, one of the consistent themes is about the opportunity created for them to make sense of their life, what has happened to them, to think about themselves, what it is they want from their lives, and where they fit in.
An opportunity for them to reconnect with themselves and what they want.
An opportunity to become self-aware.
Self-awareness is the ability to reflect upon and recognize your own thoughts, emotions, and actions.
This unique cognitive capacity sets human beings apart from other species and allows us to engage in introspection, self-evaluation, and personal growth.
So why is self-awareness so highly valued and why is it the root of 90% of my coaching?
Here are just a few reasons to consider:
Personal Growth: Self-awareness enables you to understand your strengths, weaknesses, and values. By gaining insight into your own behaviour and motivation, you can make conscious decisions to improve yourself and develop new skills.
Emotional Intelligence: Self-awareness plays a vital role in emotional intelligence, which is the ability to recognize, understand, and manage your own emotions and those of others. By being aware of your emotional states, you can regulate them effectively and foster better relationships.
Empathy and Understanding: Self-awareness helps you empathize with others and understand their perspectives. When you are aware of your own thoughts and feelings, you can relate to the experiences of others and show genuine compassion.
Decision-Making: Self-awareness allows you to make more informed and deliberate choices. Understanding your biases, values, and long-term goals allows you to make decisions that align with your true self and avoid impulsive or misguided actions.
Authenticity and Fulfilment: When you are self-aware, you have a deeper understanding of who you are and what brings you joy and fulfilment. This awareness enables you to live authentically, aligning your actions and choices with your true desires, values, and purpose.
However, self-awareness is not an inherent trait but rather a skill that can be developed and refined through introspection, reflection, and feedback from others. It requires an ongoing commitment to self-exploration and a willingness to confront uncomfortable truths about yourself.
Coaching creates space for that exploration, an opportunity to champion you.
That person who knows what they want out of life and is robust and resilient enough to go out and get it.
When nurtured and developed, self-awareness will lead you to greater personal growth and a deeper transformation.
When you’re ready to take that step to reconnect and get to know you, get in touch.