Tuesday, May 26, 2009

How do we maximize our every day potential?

Know yourself first.

Understanding who we really are, and who we are not, is a key step towards increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of everything we do.   

The ultimate goal is to be able to quickly filter every situation in our lives through a model of ourselves that allows us to efficiently decide what the best and most aligned response/decision is.  

Unfortunately, many people spend a lot of time translating back and forth between who they really are and who they think they should be based on external expectations -- many times completely unaware that this is going on.  Needless to say, this translation process is very taxing and inefficient.  Wanting to be something we are not -- physically, emotionally, or intellectually -- is a losing game from the start.

Knowing yourself is a life-long pursuit - self-observation and self-awareness are a good starting point.

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