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Self Awareness
One of the most important factors in building your self esteem and confidence is your self awareness. But what exactly is it, why is it important and how can you become more self aware?
Being self aware knows:
    • what you want in your life
    • your strengths and weaknesses
    • what motivates you and  makes you happy
    • what you want to change about yourself or about your life
    • your goal how far
    • how you relate to others
    • you need to improve as a person
    • your most important beliefs and values
    • how you see yourself as a person  
There are other factors that could be added. The last one above has a direct relation to your sense of self value and self esteem.
Why is self awareness important?
If you want to change your life in any way you need to know yourself before you can act. You need to know what you need to do to head in the right direction and you can't do that until you know yourself.
In addition, being self aware will mean that you will be better able to choose a suitable career which will satisfy you. Self awareness can enrich your life because you can then move closer to living your values and realizing your dreams.
Becoming self aware does not mean being selfish though. Discovering the inner you will enable you to give more of yourself to others and this will benefit your relationships as well as helping to build your self esteem and confidence as you become truer to yourself.
Techniques of Self Awareness

The Johari Window, named after the first names of its inventors, Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham, is one of the most useful models describing the process of self awareness and human interaction.

A four paned "window," as illustrated above, divides personal awareness into four different types, as represented by its four quadrants: open, hidden, blind, and unknown. The lines dividing the four panes are like window shades, which can move as an interaction progresses.
In this model, each person is...


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