Frey Freyday – Self-Awareness

(Frey Freyday is simply a bunch of inspirational, motivational and other quotes meant to make you think, reflect, smile, even laugh a bit. Hopefully helpful, useful stuff….)

self-a·ware·ness -[ˈˌself əˈwernəs]- NOUN-conscious knowledge of one’s own character, feelings, motives, actions, and desires.

Working together on solving something requires a high level of humility and a high level of self-awareness. Paul Polman

Self-awareness is the ability to take an honest look at your life without any attachment to it being right or wrong, good or bad. Debbie Ford

People need to know that they have all the tools within themselves. Self-awareness, which means awareness of their body, awareness of their mental space, awareness of their relationships – not only with each other, but with life and the ecosystem. Deepak Chopra

I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion. Billie Jean King

Yeah, it’s disturbing when someone has no self-awareness. Mike White

If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far. Daniel Goleman

WORD TO LIVE BY:

Self-Aware – to be aware of oneself, not in a narcissistic way but in an introspective manner so that we can recognize things, separate us and the environment, etc. To be self-aware, we’re more in the moment, more focused, more intentional.

I think we all know some people that are not self-aware about a few things. We all are that person sometimes.

I remember that I went to a networking event and I decided the day before that I really wanted to focus on being outgoing. On the day of the event, I forgot about that and I remember catching myself half-way through the event, looking at two people who were in the corner not talking to anyone. I was judging them for being introverted, whatever. Then I realized that I really hadn’t talked to anyone either! I was just as bad or worse than they were and didn’t realize it until that moment. I was in my head thinking about others, judging, and not networking. I was not self-aware.

We all do things like this often.

Being self-aware helps us ‘live in the moment’ more. If we’re in our heads, if we’re worried about yesterday, tomorrow, or some possible event that might happen, we’re not seeing life right before us. We’re not paying attention to all sorts of things, including how we are acting and reacting to things around us. We’re missing things, too.

Think about every good memory that you have. You were present and self-aware in that moment. If you weren’t, you wouldn’t have that memory. Are you missing the chance for a memory right now?

Why should we be self-aware?

  • Become more at peace with yourself. …
  • Become better able to communicate with clarity. …
  • Decision making is simplified. …
  • Clear purpose and direction. …
  • An enriched life experience. …
  • Find true fulfillment and contentment. …
  • Optimism rises. …
  • Reduction of guilt and regrets
https://iamandco.com/blog/10-benefits-of-self-awareness

How to develop and increase self-awareness

  1. Look at yourself objectively. …
  2. Keep a journal. …
  3. Write down your goals, plans, and priorities. …
  4. Perform daily self-reflection. …
  5. Practice meditation and other mindfulness habits. …
  6. Take personality and psychometric tests. …
  7. Ask trusted friends to describe you. …
  8. Ask for feedback at work.
https://www.developgoodhabits.com/what-is-self-awareness/

 

Other benefits of self-awareness:

  • Your basic understanding of yourself constantly grows deeper. …
  • You can be proactive rather than reactive. …
  • You tend not to take things personally. …
  • You think of mistakes as tools for growth. …
  • You know why you do the things you do. …
  • You have better relationships. …
  • You pursue your goals and dreams. …
  • You let go of past hurts.

Frey Freyday was actually born out of something I created called “Words To Live By” (WTLB). Going forward, I will now not only share the quotes, as you may be used to receiving, but also a related (WTLB). In 1999, when we had our first daughter, I was contemplating how I would raise my new beautiful child, and I was thinking about how I can best educate her and my other children about values, morals, and other key thoughts about life. School offers education. Religion offers some values and morals. Parents offer most of it, sometimes intentionally, sometimes accidentally.

So I created a (WTLB) book, like a dictionary, which lists things like honesty, love, persistence, etc. with a definition that I created, with my wife’s input. I then turned it into a workbook with one word per page and space below for notes. For years we would discuss with my two daughters and they would draw pictures and make notes in the blank space. I may share some of those images with you. As they got older, they were less inclined to draw and more open to quotes and references from adults, hence where Frey Freyday came from….

You can read more at www.onewebstrategy.com

Tagged: , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: