Self-discovery is not a journey to discover someone new, it’s a journey to break down the barriers within yourself to discover who your soul always knew you were. Your journey of self-discovery will guide you toward kindling the candle in your heart and filling the void in your soul.
In this article, you’ll learn of the three pillars of self-discovery from my book, You Deserve This Sh!t, and how they can help you find yourself. These are the pillars I developed and used to discover myself and step into my power. They can do the same for you, too.
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Self-discovery is a process of understanding your own character and becoming aware of your potential and motives. If you discover yourself, you’re able to tap into your passions, figure out your life’s purpose—the reason you get up in the morning—and learn what motivates you. Ultimately, discovering who you are and what you want to do allows you to unlock the best version of yourself.
Without discovering yourself—understanding your purpose, passions, potential, and motives—you’ll never achieve something better than what you have now. You’ll choose to live a life inundated by unconsciousness and the pain that comes along with it.
These are the tools you’ll need to support your journey of self-discovery and becoming the best version of yourself. Click below to learn everything you need to know about each topic, or continue reading for a brief overview.
One purpose of this article is to teach you the three pillars of self-discovery—awareness, comfort zones, and intentional living—you’ll need these tools for your journey. Learning about these pillars will help you discover who you are and aid you in the process of becoming the best version of yourself. When you discover who you are, you’ll be set free of taking the wrong paths in life.
The first step in discovering yourself is cultivating awareness.
Awareness is the ability to recognize what’s happening internally and externally. It will allow you to understand your character, feelings, and what inspires you. When you have that awareness, you’ll discover more about yourself and your identity will come to the surface.
If you want to discover yourself or re-invent who you are, you need to become wildly aware. You’ll begin to realize and accept the things that move you physically, emotionally, and mentally, which will lead you to your most authentic self.
Nothing can change without awareness.
As humans, it’s in our own nature to want to live within safety—our comfort zones; we choose comfort over discomfort. Your comfort zone is a behavioral space where you can easily minimize stress, risk, and failure. While it provides mental security and you benefit from low anxiety and stress, it keeps you from your greatest potential.
Whether you believe it or not, achieving any goal—especially the goal of discovering yourself—will require you to put yourself in some sort of uncomfortable situation or position. Living outside your comfort zone will give you an opportunity to learn more about yourself, require you to grow, and flood your life with purpose.
True living exists in places of discomfort, and everything in life begins to flourish outside our comfort zones. That’s where the magic happens.
Intentional living is putting purpose behind your choices and actions. When you live intentionally, you align with your core values, beliefs, and goals. This alignment sets you up to make decisions that naturally guide you to who you want to become; you’re constantly choosing to only do things that push you in that direction.
In other words, when you live intentionally, your choices and actions become selective. When your choices and actions are selective, you ensure they always support your journey of self-discovery and becoming the best version of yourself.
If you want to find yourself, you need to start at ground zero: the beginning of your self-discovery journey. While it may sound like a challenge outside looking in, I’ve create a simple process for you to follow in my new book, You Deserve This Sh!t. As you follow this process, you’ll learn how to develop acute awareness of your own life and values, live a life outside your comfort one, and lead with intention every day.
Understanding your path is one of the greatest feelings you can experience, and that’s what will happen when you begin to find yourself. It will allow you to align with what’s best for your soul and understand which steps you should take daily. Finding yourself and living in this alignment is key to experiencing a life fueled by purpose and fulfillment.
Now, I’m going to be honest because that’s what any good friend would do. The journey of self-discovery does not have an ending, meaning discovering who you are is an ongoing process. I’m not saying you’ll never discover your true self; however, there will always be more to learn and areas where you can dig deeper.
You will encounter different phases of your journey, and with each phase, you’ll start to understand yourself more. Your journey of self-discovery will become the healthiest addiction in your life. Embrace the process because life becomes a whole lot more exciting when you’re uncovering new parts of your soul.
Self-discovery, or discovering who you were always meant to be, is an on-going process that begins by making a commitment to living the life you want to live. By using the three pillars of self-discovery—awareness, comfort zones, and intentional living—you can get unstuck, find your path, and become the best version of yourself.
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