When I asked a number of people what their new year resolutions were, they all said different things but one person said something I picked on… He said his new year resolution is to become more of him. I told him that was very interesting, but asked him who he is.
It was a funny question to him, but I had a very valid reason to ask. The reason is simple… If you don’t know who you are, then you can’t become more of you. Going through my about page, you will discover that most of the things I wrote centred on self discovery which is directly linked to an individual’s core values. A popular quote says that “there are three hardest things in life, and they are steel, diamond and realizing one’s self”
. Yes! “Realizing one’s self”. I have come to realize that most people need a sense of direction and purpose in life as most hardly understand or know themselves even till death leading to waste of human resources and potentials. I became so worried few months ago when I asked a group of people their core values and discovered most didn’t know. If you don’t know your core values, it means you don’t know who you are. So if asked “WHO ARE YOU?” Can you give an answer or answers with ease? Have you for a second ever wondered who you really are? Or do you just assume you know yourself when you don’t. Have you discovered your purpose and reason for existence? Do you know your core values? We begin to find and become ourselves when we notice and are able to pin point the things that interest us and the trait that makes us do the things we do. I discovered who I am after going through a lot of mess, failure, mistakes, disappointments, extensive reading, setbacks, public embarrassment, conversations with my best friends, losing people I thought I could not live without, and of course betrayals.
You have to make mistakes to find out who you are and who you are not. You take the action, you don’t think your way into becoming yourself. So its time to come awake. I pray that your awakening comes with ease, grace, and stamina when the going gets hard. To love yourself as you are is a miracle, and to seek yourself is to have found yourself, for now. And now is all we have. Fulfillment in life starts with self discovery.
Self discovery makes you have a direction and focus. So who are you? How do you become the person you were meant to be? Where do you start? Let’s interact with one another and share our views. Be Enlightened! Be Inspired!! Be Motivated!!!