Why is self awareness so important to your goal setting process?
Simply put, self awareness is the key stone of emotional intelligence. Emotional Intelligence is the ability to understand, use, manage your own emotions, as well as recognize and influence the emotions of those around you. It’s an important first step in goal setting because it’s literally the heart of the entire process. The way you view life, build relationships, form your habits, set personal goals, all depend on your emotional intelligence. It can also help you to connect with your feelings, turn intention into action, and make informed decisions about what matters most to you.
YOUR PAST AFFECTS YOUR FUTURE
Emotional Intelligence is a set of skills and behaviors that are not genetically hardwired, but given how firmly ingrained they are in your neurology, they might as well be. Despite the fact that emotional intelligence is partially inherited, experience has a significant impact on how it is expressed. The more the behavior becomes ingrained in your brain, the more you will continue to feel and act that way. Why? because emotional intelligence is a set of skills and behaviors that are learned, developed and enhanced. The more you are exposed to certain paradigms, the more you will become them. We become what we read, what we eat and what we consume.
How does this empower you? How does this help you? by enabling you to start your goal setting journey fully informed. When you know who you are, where you are starting at and what needs to evolve, you start the goal setting process of becoming the most successful version of yourself. You can’t improve areas in your life without knowing the root of your identity. Your past self is the jumping point to understanding your future self. Self awareness is what takes you there, to understand how the events from your formative years have made you the person you are today.
Self awareness is being cognizant about your thought patterns. Your thoughts govern your life, consequently, you have to be fully aware of them at any given moment. They change, like an ebb and flow during the day, week, month and have a huge influence in your actions. Learn your thought patterns so that you can identity the root cause of your behaviors. As you learn to recognize those thoughts and gain a deeper understanding of what goals are going to work for you and the best way to set them. You are going to create goals that boost positive thinking patterns, improve the negative ones and encourage you to make your goal-setting process a success.
Emotional Healing through Journaling post is such a tool. It beautifully explains how to use the Emotional Healing Through Journaling digital Journal
STRENGHTS AND WEAKNESS
Self Awareness journey helps you discover weakness and strengths. Why is this important? Because the more you know about yourself the more precise your goals will be.
Identify areas where you lack (WEAKNESS) so that you can:
- Partner up with someone who has a strength in that area.
- Focus and work on improving that weakness.
- Look for tools, apps, automate systems that can help you in these areas.
- Seek professional help in those areas.
Focus on mastering your STRENGTHS and hone those skills. This will help you identity opportunities that would be a great fit for you.
- Focusing on your strengths can help you tackle your weaknesses.
- Helps you focus your positive attributes.
- Brings forward progress.
- There is a higher chance of success.
- You are more confident, have more energy.
YOU GOAL GETTER
You can create better goals if you have emotional intelligence, because you will understand how your emotional state affects your performance goals. You will be able to build a goal eco system that is specifically designed to support you in setting, planning, and achieving smart goals by becoming self-aware.
- emotionally intelligent people are more successful financially, personally and professionally.
- goals are directly correlated with moods. when we are inspired, in a happy more positive we have better chances of winning our goals
Isn’t that the point of all this, to create life changing goals and to actually accomplish them. Don’t skimp over the self awareness portion of this entire goal setting process, it will separate dreamers from doers. We are those who not only dream big, but DO even bigger.
Did you know that the Revise Goal Book and Planner starts with a 20 + page spread dedicated to self awareness? The entire goal setting process in this book has been carefully curated to help you set those life changing goals. We have created a system that will help you, motivate you and even guide you along the way. Start with our informational posts, take the quiz; then check out the Interactive Guides and invest in our Goal Book. We are here to equip you to become the best version of you. That version changes from season to season, but this process remains constant and you can repeat it as many times as you want.