Self discovery is essential to success, personal achievement, influence, and lasting greatness.
It is probably the most powerful tool for a life of impact.
Majority of people passing through this planet are completely estranged from their true selves, living as inferior colones of others! This is pathetic.
Don’t let it happen to you!
Life actually begins for you the day you discover yourself. Until then, you are merely existing.
Extraordinary men and women are individuals who have come to terms with their true selves and are translating that awareness into tangible and intangible benefits to the rest of humanity. Your true self is your personal key to success, and impact. Your true self is hidden in you. He or she is not always obvious!
What is Self Discovery?
Self discover simply means to find out who you truly are from the perspective of God’s original and perfect plan for you.
This article assumes that you already have eternal life. If you don’t know what that means, or how to receive it, don’t panic! Just read my post on that subject here.
If you are a Christian, it means that you have two selves – your natural self and your divine self. Your natural self is pertinaceously obvious! It is the product of a combination of several factors like your biological genetic composition, your childhood upbringing, environment and experiences, and a whole lot of other physical and psychological factors. The fact about this self is this, it is false!
Unfortunately, this is the only self that most people ever know and build their lives and expectations on.
Self discovery has occured the moment you are able to look beyond your natural self and behold your true self – the divine self.
Self discovery is not instantaneous. It is a progressive experience – a metamorphical experience (more of that later!)
However, it does not automatically happen in time. There is no formal age during which self discovery occurs. Certain factors must be present for self discovery to occur or be accelerated.
The earlier the experience of self discovery, the better for any individual. This is because self discovery is essential to success, personal achievement, influence and lasting greatness.
Self discovery is a metamorphical process. It is a lifetime experience. But it is not an end in itself – it is a foundation for action.
Beyond the process of self discovery is the challenge of translating your awareness of who you are into real time actions. I consider it a challenge because the rest of the world expects you to be someone other than your true self. They expect you to fit into some pre-fabricated mold. In this day of peer pressure, trends, and fads, you need to realize and protect your divine identity. This is not an easy task. In the words of EE Cummings, it means ‘to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.’ It’s a daily, minute by minute battle.
You must courageously choose and determine to accept and be the person God has made you to be. Tap into the originality and creative genius of God in your life.