Although, it appears, the vast majority, of people, appear to believe, they completely understand, themselves, including their needs, goals, priorities, strengths, weaknesses, etc, the truth is, it’s indeed, only the rare individual, who’s actually, ready, willing, and able, to proceed, with the utmost level of introspection, and objectivity, in order to truly, know his SELF! Either most people, bury – our – head – in the sand, and proceed, with a sense of denial, or, we’re unwilling, to do, all that’s needed and necessary, to become the best, we could possibly be. With that in mind, this article will attempt to briefly, discuss, review, and consider, using the mnemonic strategy, what this means, and why it’s important and relevant.
1. Strengths; system; alternatives: Begin this process, by, and thoroughly, considering, and evaluating, both, your strengths, in addition to weaknesses! How will understanding, and understanding these, make you, better, and more successful? Develop your own, personal system, which will bring out, the very best, in you, and do, so, carefully! When obstacles present themselves, will you resort to blaming and complaining, or realize, improvement and quality, comes from proceeding, always, in a solutions – oriented fashion! Avoid making excuses, however, consistently, proceed, focused on achieving your aims!
2. Emphasis; compassion; excellence; endurance: You will only get along, better, with others, once you are willing to listen effectively, and learn consistently, in order to move, with the utmost degree, of real empathy! Be strategic, and understand, where to put your emphasis! Avoid the temptation, to accept, good – enough, but, rather, demand your utmost level, of personal excellence. Will you maintain this level of relevant endurance, in order to stay personally motivated, to concentrate on being, the very best, you may possibly be?
3. Like; love; studying; listening; leadership: Can you actually, like yourself, and think about yourself, worthy of being respected, etc? Do you care, enough, to appreciate, to do, what you need to? What will you be learning, every day? Are you paying attention, listening, and becoming better, by profiting from each experience, and/ or conversation? Do you have the personal leadership, to do, what is best, rather than merely, expedient?
4. Faith; face facts; fruition: Will you have enough, faith, in yourself, to trust, your choices, and do, what’s best? Instead of burying – your – head, in the sand, it is important, to face the facts, and move, accordingly! Productivity comes from bringing your aims, etc, to fruition!
How well do you know, and understand, your SELF?