The most important person you will ever need to know in life is YOU, After all, in the end, you’re the person you will need to rely on, depend on, trust in and who will always be there for you through thick and thin, if not you then who?
There is a fine balance in communicating with others, some look out for themselves and have no time for others, some look out for others and have no time for themselves, but the Gentleman should find a healthy balance between self-care and chivalry.
Knowing oneself can be a complicated journey depending on your journey growing up, but no matter where you find yourself in life now, there are questions anyone can ask to help determine who you are and where you’re going.
- What would I like to achieve in my life before I die?
- Why do I want to achieve this thing?
- How important is it that I achieve this thing?
- What will it take for me to reach my goal?
The more someone knows you the more potential control they have in your life, so in order for you to control yourself, you need to know yourself. No one should be able to know you or predict you better than you can. Here are a few habits worth keeping that could better assist you in knowing yourself.
Keeping a Diary: Keeping a thought diary or thought journal is a good way to keep material you can look back and reflect on, you can record your thought processes and later see yourself through hindsight. Sometimes when your older self looks back at your younger self you can be either encouraged, inspired or horrified by your thinking, but one thing for sure, you will learn more about you.
Have a morning Ritual: Before you start each day have some quiet time to yourself, away from everyone and everything. Take a moment, look in the mirror and ask “Who am I”? as you step into each day be about your purpose, Be honest with yourself, be real with yourself, get to know you a little better each day.
Being non-judgemental: Every person on this planet is fighting a private battle, but you mind your own business and fight your battles. Don’t let yourself become angry at someone else’s opinion, your anger is a retarded stench that the mentally weak like to expose and show off, not the Gentleman, he is self-controlled and alert, able to protect even his enemy if needs be. Show others the kindness you would like shown to you.
Accept yourself: As you look in the mirror smile, you are enough. Everything you need is already in your heart and mind, and anything you lack is easily attained. Accept who you are, love both your strengths and weaknesses, these things make you uniquely you. Accept those who accept you, give freedom to those who reject you. 50% of this world will love you 50% will hate you, know your place.