Do You Know Yourself?
I learnt fast that if I were to go through life being a stranger to myself I was never going to achieve any semblance of greatness because my greatness relies on me discovering my uniqueness and tapping into it. That is the way I will leave my mark on the world and be of service to others. Anything else ultimately does not work. People who follow the crowd get lost in it! It is vital that you know who you are/what you have been designed to be.
Easier said than done, right? Looking in the mirror takes courage and up to this point in your life you have had to build your confidence on your own as the people around you tried to keep you down – now I am going to be asking you to reconsider almost everything you ‘know’.
To truly lead others, you need to first lead yourself and you cannot lead yourself if you do not know yourself – your natural strengths and your weaknesses.
Changing the world starts with understanding yourself and discovering your uniqueness and what you have to offer the world (your mission in life).
We at COACH GHANA are here to help!
Do YOU Live Your Life INSIDE-OUT?!
First we must ask: Who am I? Changing the world starts with understanding yourself and discovering your uniqueness and what you have to offer the world.There are two ways to define yourself.
Take a deep breath. Can you zero in on an area in your life where you have given control away to others? Now count the number of people who make decisions for you; your mother, father, siblings, friends, pastors and many more. Are you satisfied with so many people involved in your important decision making?…
In all my years of counseling, whenever we hit a block in overcoming a problem I am led to ask the client one fundamental question – ‘what are you most afraid of?’ If you don’t confront your fears, they will ultimately destroy you. When you fear something, you become paralyzed and end up being vulnerable to the very thing you fear most. When your greatest fears are realized then you panic, freeze and you are overcome. This then reinforces your fears further.
I used to be very shy and felt very inferior. As a result I lost a lot of opportunities and privileges in my life. These negative attitudes and feelings prevented me from exploiting the gifts and talents in me. I felt worthless and I was intimidated by people especially those whom I thought were lucky…
The larger the thing we define ourselves by (and are thus accountable to), the greater, wider, deeper, more far-reaching our vision, mission, goals and our impact is on others, society, history and even eternity! It is only those who are accountable to something or someone larger than themselves who can lead us to something or someone greater than ourselves. You cannot lead where you yourself have not been.
Do you know that it is possible to do the right thing for the WRONG reasons or the wrong thing for the RIGHT reasons?