Awareness is like knowing your starting point when beginning a journey.

Many people have a skewed image of themselves in some areas, including what their real goals and values are, and the issues and obstacles underlying their real problems.

Being more aware provides clarity. And if you choose coaching, then the coaching process can be more effective and targeted once you are more self aware.

So, without further ado, let’s get started and look at the importance of self-awareness and how to cultivate it in your life.

Self-Awareness Assessment

Self-awareness is about knowing yourself and your abilities, so that you can be the best version of yourself. Not only is it good practice to use but it will alert you to your strengths and areas where you need further development. You look at…

1. Who you are as an individual?
2. What are your strengths, opportunities, and obstacles in your current role?
3. Are your goals and values aligned with your strengths and skills?
4. What is holding you back and what are the deeper roots of these barriers?

So, what does self-awareness entail? It’s your own conscious knowledge of your feelings, emotions, and desires; it’s about knowing your own inner character.

Or in other words, 

1. What makes you – you?
2. What gets you out of bed every morning?
3. What’s important to you and why is it important to you?
4. Where do you seek and receive your validation and appreciation?
5. What does success and happiness look like for you?