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Wholeness is the key. Here are 3 Tips for self-discovery on this journey called life.

Updated: Dec 31, 2017

Knowing yourself is half the battle to understanding where your life's journey should take you. It's not a magic carpet that get's you to your desired place in life, it's knowing your strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities to futher develope and reframe your identity. Here are a few tips to get started.

1) Write down a list of your OWN Pros and Cons

We definitely like to write down possible good and bad traits about a potential suitor coming into our lives. However, let's turn the mirror on ourselves. What is it that you need to work on? What have others told you in previous relationships or even friendships that have resonated with you as something you never knew about yourself? Ask yourself what are the things you currently love about your personality and overall character traits. The important thing is not to make your flaws into heavy baggage and to also not become egotistical with your great attributes. Confidence is key coupled along with humility. So go ahead and write down the good and bad things about yourself to see what areas of improvement can evolve from it.

2) Begin using a journal for a month to identify patterns and changes.

When you document your day you will eventually begin to see a pattern emerge, whether that's about your daily regime or something that you discuss most often. Your journal will begin to reveal things about you that may have gone unnoticed before. Most likely you'll have the opportunity to review your posts, laugh at things, cry about things, and eventually learn something about yourself. Begin to search for some depth about you. That helps you determine things you care about, your personal views and opinions on fragile topics, and your general outlook on life.

3) Survey your close family members and friends.

Whenever I'm in search for self-growth and development I always asks those around me for their opinion. Why? Because those people know you better than anyone on the planet and they would probably give you some honest feedback. The text you send is simple:

"Hey _______ Can you name three good character traits about me and three negative traits? I'm working on some self-development"

Boom! You have your answers. I'd say send it to the top 5 people you spend the most time with in order to benchmark the small formative assessment. This will give you an idea of the common themes that they express. Patient, Kind, family oriented or Moody, impatient, and extremely loud. These are all good starting points to begin discovering who you are as a person and what you would like to improve upon. Remember we are not perfect by any means. This just gives you a sense of who you are right now. It also helps benchmark where you would like to be 5 to 10 years from now. Start your self-discovery journey today.

What are some characteristics you've learned about yourself lately? We'd love to hear in the comments below!



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