Part of self awareness psychology is knowing what it is that does satisfy you. Ultimately the way to become very familiar with who you are is by acknowledge the things that you think about, read about, talk about and fantasise about. Things that you lose time and space when you’re doing them and that have a natural value for you.
We all have a set of values, the difference is some people are conscious of their values and other people are unconscious of their values.
Values are important to us.
The more conscious we are of what’s important to us, the easier it is for us to become satisfied by making sure those values are met.
When you understand who you are, what your natural drivers and values are, it’s very easy to do those things, and as a natural consequence you’ll be motivated.
A value is a motive and reason to do something.
For example, when people say they want to make more money, money isn’t a genuine value.
So they need to find the thing that is important to them, that they love, and when they do it a high level – money is a natural consequence with the right commercial framework.
I know myself well enough to know that I don’t value money. Money is not something that I value.
I don’t spend a lot of time obsessing, thinking about or spending money, What’s interesting is that I have a lot of money.
Now I don’t say that to brag. I say it to demonstrate that I focus on the things that I love and that I’m very good at, that I’ve put a commercial framework around. The natural consequence of me focussing on those things is, money is produced in large volumes every year, that allow me to invest back into things that I absolutely love and enjoy doing.
You’ve gotta develop your self awareness psychology and get to know who you are and honestly – you can’t f**k that up because the worst case scenario is you just get to know you better. It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give not only yourself but everyone around you who knows you.
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