One of the topics I wanted to address in my last book was self-awareness. It is such an important topic, and I think that we really need to start working on it more often. What I mean by self-awareness is the ability to be aware of what we’re doing, how our thoughts might be leading us, and where we might be going wrong.
It’s not my goal in my latest book to get you to stop doing bad things. If you just want to be able to live your life without getting into trouble, that’s great. If you want to make yourself a better person, that’s great. The point is that you don’t have to be perfect all the time. Instead, you can be aware of yourself and do what you can to become a better person.
To be honest, I do believe that some people only have a limited amount of self-awareness. Others have it all the time. To be honest, I am one of the people who has it all the time. But I also believe that it is important to have the ability to learn about ourselves and our own behavior so that we can change it from within.
The problem with self-awareness is that it is a short-term solution. It can help us to know what we are doing wrong, but it cannot take care of the long-term behavior problems that cause our downfall. The sooner we learn how to take care of ourselves and prevent our bad habits from affecting our lives, the quicker we will realize how to become a better person.
That being said, it is not necessary to have a long-term memory for our own behavior. We can learn to recognize when we are self-sabotaging and, within the bounds of any reasonable degree of self-awareness, learn how to make good decisions and not blame others. The problem is that our long-term habits are not something we can easily learn.
I agree. It’s often easier to blame someone than to change our own behavior. If we know what we eat when we eat it, when we smoke, when we drink, when we go to work and when we go home, so much of the rest of our lives are determined by how we choose to live. We can do what’s right, but we can’t know for sure.
The longer it takes us to figure out what is right and what is wrong, the harder it is to change. But as we’ve seen from the research on “learned helplessness,” it’s not that difficult. It just takes time.
This is especially true for behaviors you don’t control. People who are stuck in learned helplessness tend to be the ones who are reluctant to change their behavior. They take a long time to figure out what to do, and they become less effective at it.
For a while there, I got stuck in learned helplessness myself. After a while, I realized I could stop feeling helpless and I could start making changes to my life. I stopped feeling like I was losing control of my life and began noticing all the things that were still working for me. I spent a lot of time figuring out what I wanted to do with my life, and I realized I was starting to make progress.
By the end of the post, I had written 4 pages, and my goal was to write at a rate of 1 page every 3 days. 4 pages in 3 days sounded daunting. I also wanted to write a post that would be a bit longer than that to give myself a break, but at some point I had to stop and write. I did make some progress, but for the most part it was just a lot of typing.