Aristotle once said, “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”
The relationship that you have with yourself is the more important one in your life. Friends, Family, and Relationships are all important relationships to have, but you must always come first. Learning who you are and diving into the depths of your personality, soul and charisma is your journey alone. Nobody can be the better accessor of you, then you.Throughout your life you form connections with others who have influence on you. If you do not know yourself, this can be a way that will give you an idea of who you are, who you are becoming or who you do not want to be. The people who we surround ourselves with have a major influence on our lives. They can be categorized as "good influences" or "bad influences". The question is, which one will you let in your life? Who will you allow in your life to shape, influence and guide you?
It is fair to say that somedays we get engulfed into our career, passions or social life that the focus on ourselves fades. Sometimes it can be easy to put attention and focus onto others because we care about them and want to be supportive in any way we can. As soon as the pictures comes out of focus on you, you can easily lose yourself. The big idea here is that when you really know you are, without a doubt; that's when you start making an impact on the world and on yourself. It is fair to say that when someone is trying to figure out who they really are, it can be difficult. Sometimes you find yourself acting differently in front of your friends compared to your parents. Or, you find yourself acting like a completely different person with any interaction you have with someone, a stranger or not. This can arise from insecurity within oneself, feeling uncomfortable with others or being pressured to act a certain way from peer pressure.
It is critical that you learn and take the time to be your most authentic self. You are the only one who has complete control of shaping your own views, attitudes, beliefs, thoughts, fears, worries and wishes. Learning who you are isn't something that comes easily and something that comes overnight. It may not even be clear to you at first. Whenever you face adversity, you will know how you overcame that situation and became more knowledgeable in how you handle difficult situations. Whenever you can or cannot communicate your thoughts, feelings or ideas to others, you will know what you need to improve on in your communication style and relationships. Whether or not you're aware of it, all these things come together to shape your mindset, which has a real impact on how you get to know yourself on the most fundamental level. There is always room to improve who you are as an individual, but most importantly, learn who you are.