Self Awareness

Definition: Conscious knowledge of one's own character, feelings, motives, and desires.

“Self-awareness is our capacity to stand apart from ourselves and examine our thinking, our motives, our history, our scripts, our actions, and our habits and tendencies.” — Stephen Covey

Objective: Increase Your Self Awareness

Using the resources on this page work on getting to know yourself better and increase your self awareness.

Self Awareness Explained
3min 51s

Self-Awareness: Know Yourself
by Gary Vaynerchuk | 2m 48s

Self-Awareness: Part II
by Gary Vaynerchuk | 3m 29s

How to Raise Your Self Awareness
by Les Brown | 32m 43s

The Meaning 
by Jim Carrey | 4m 16s

More Talks About Self Awareness

How Improve Self Awareness

It starts with an open mind, a desire to do better and being comfortable with being uncomfortable. Be open to honest feedback.

Observe Your Own Thoughts & Actions

Work on becoming more aware of your own thoughts, feelings and actions. When you think about something, observe your own thoughts. When you talk to someone, hear your own voice. When you act on something, evaluate your actions.

Ask Those Around You

Create a safe space, sit down with a few people that you are close to and ask them to share with you what they see as your strengths and weaknesses. Be open to their feedback and use their responses to learn more about yourself.

“Be careful of your thoughts, for your thoughts become your words. Be careful of your words, for your words become your actions. Be careful of your actions, for your actions become your habits. Be careful of your habits, for your habits become your character. Be careful of your character, for your character becomes your destiny.” — Chinese Proverb, Author Unknown