Know Thy Self: Building the foundation for your strategies for success.
Posted on July 02, 2020 by Dr Julio C Caba, One of Thousands of Entrepreneurship Coaches on Noomii.
When its time for change or evolution in any area of it is vital to first create a foundation on which to build your strategy. Where do you star?
We all have a moment in time in which we become hungry for change.For some it’s a career change for others relationship changes and or overall life changes. Change is needed in order to evolve or grow from where you are to where you want to go. Making the decision to have major life change is a great step towards creating your future and becoming successful. Now that you have made this decision you might be asking yourself a very intelligent and important question. A question that can have a great impact on the direction of the change; if answered. It is a question you are probably asking yourself right now and have been since you have decided you want to evolve, grow, or build a successful future. Where and how do I start? Yes, that is the million dollar question when it comes to beginning the journey of change. You would think it depends on what you are trying to change in your life. Is it a different starting point when changing my career compared to my relationships? How about my business compared to personal changes? The good news is there is one area of your life that can help you build the foundation to change every other area of your life. Understanding and working on this one area can have a positive impact on your career, business, relationships, and more.
Knowing thyself is the key to building a foundation for your strategy for success.If you take the time to begin reflecting and working on self you will be building a base by which to build on. This is because by understanding your purpose, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats, and what you have passion for, you can build a career that you will be in love with for example. You can build a business based on what you actually enjoy doing. You could find relationships with people that actually match what you are looking for. The possibilities become endless when you truly know who you are! Before beginning your journey through change and self development you have to ask yourself if you truly know who you are? Sounds easy but it can be really difficult. This is due to the fact that for most of our lives we have known who we are and what we like. But, if you are looking for major change in your life it is very likely that you have lost touch with yourself because it is now obvious that you are not completely satisfied with life. If you were, why would you be looking for change?
Know Thy Self and building the foundation for your strategies helps you learn detailed information about who you are you can then begin to explore your why or your purpose. Understanding this about yourself can make it easier and more efficient at identifying your goals. This is because your goals should be things that make you happier or align with reaching your why. So, what are some of the things you need to start learning about yourself in order to begin your journey through change and self development? In business we like to perform something called a S.W.O.T. analysis. This is due to the fact that a S.W.O.T analysis allows you to see where your organization stands.
S.W.O.T. your life and begin to Know Thy Self Building the foundation for your strategies for success.Let’s take a look at what are some of the things you should analyze and why.
As time has gone by you have learned new things. Having an understanding of what your strengths are is imperative. It’s like a fighter in a championship fight. The fighter knows his strengths such as an uppercut with the right fist. Since the fighter knows that this right hand uppercut is the fighters strength the fighter’s fight revolves around setting up the ongoing fight to use his right handed uppercut. Using jabs and stands to use that right handed uppercut to go for the knockout and win the fight. It is the same with life your strengths are what you use to win your fight. Setting up the environment around you so you may use this strength to win. Knowing this strength allows you to know when it is optimal to use. It also allows you to know when and why to fight in life. This is due to the fact that you know when you can win.
Understanding your weaknesses is just as important as understanding your strengths when strategizing in life. It allows you to know how not to fight. It lets you build a strategy that will avoid having to use or minimizing the need to use such weaknesses. Another positive is that it helps you understand what you need training in or what you need to spend more time learning. An example of this can be if you open a business but you are weak in the subject of math, hiring a specialist to set you up in a way and with systems that help in this area. In this case the math is not your strong suit so you strengthen it by using other experts in this area.
Knowing where your real opportunities can come from will allow you to plan accordingly. Saving you time and money. If you see opportunity in a certain industry because of your network, spending resources such as education or training for that opportunity is vital. Or if you see opportunities in creating better networks spending resources in attending network events becomes a key for your success.
Knowing where and when your present and future threats come from can be a deciding factor in your success. Allowing you to use the other self knowledge variables such as strengths to strategize or prepare for the threat. It also allows you to have vision where your eyes can’t see. In other words you will see the threat before it actually happens like foresight which can dramatically change the outcome of that threat on your life.
Knowledge of self is imperative. Knowledge of self is the foundation of the new life you want to build. Further helping you in discovering your true goals. Assisting in the discovery of your purpose in life. Because once you know your purpose you know what to commit to and what to have passion for. Make sure when you are looking for a coach in any area of life you analyze these variables first or first hire a coach that can help you identify these variables allowing for change to be successful.