A question – “how well do you know yourself?” Not at a superficial level, but really know yourself. Is understanding oneself something we need to do consciously, is it something that we discover across our lifetime – some may even ask “why is understanding self so important in the first place”? Aristotle once said – “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom”. The author Doris Mortman stated “until you make peace with who you are, you will never be content with who you are”
We believe that understanding self is indeed the route to helping us fulfil potential, to realise goals and to achieve a degree of acceptance in relation to who we are. When I was younger, I would have given my right arm to be quicker like my brother, I wanted the confidence of my friends and at times I was envious they could do things I couldn’t and it had a significant impact on my esteem and confidence.
In recent times the term “imposter syndrome” has become much more common and I believe this is a direct correlation of how well we understand self, our capabilities, capacity and impact on others.
We will be exploring all this today with Glenn and tapping into his work over the last 25 years working with an array of organisations, leaders, individual contributors and helping them to fully achieve their potential and goals and to truly get a grasp on self and why they do what they do.