Life has become like a big marathon, for many, no minute is spent relaxing. We are rushing to work, sweating to beat some work deadlines, hurrying to pick the kids from school, running to beat traffic back home, hurriedly prepare dinner and put kids to bed and start to prepare for tomorrow and finally lay down a few hours. Come the following day, the cycle goes on and on. This has contributed to delay in self discovery.
Many forget to spare time for self development, especially parents. With pressure from work, at home and social circles, it becomes very easy to have one’s dreams get over shadowed. When this happens you start living life that others want you to and not the way you would love to. It hinders self discovery.
You continue to work for a company that does not even deserve you because you have to and not because you want to. You get into a career that you never even imagined yourself in, but just because your parents or your partner wanted you to go in that direction and you did not want to disappoint them, you agreed. Many are those that curtain their true personalities in order to fit in their social circles and in the process fail in self discovery.
Do not struggle with your feelings, or postpone your dreams so that you may please others by living the way they perceive you to be. Live your life to the full if you want to achieve self awareness. The most wonderful gift that you can ever give yourself is always being truthful to yourself. You can pretend to all else but not to your conscience.
Life is not reversible, we only get to live once so make the best out of every hour that you have, this is also called self discovery. Life is short, so do the things that make you happy thus attain self improvement. Set some time aside for yourself and take a break from your hectic schedule, it will help you to reflect and bring about self awareness.