Do you know yourself? Do you like who you are? Do you even recognize the person staring back from the mirror? If you answered no to any of these questions, it is likely you let others define who you are.
How well do you really know yourself – your likes, dislikes, preferences? Not just in terms of movies, music, or clothes; but in the kind of job you have, the people you choose to be with, the everyday choices you make? Are you living the kind of life you want according to what you will for yourself, or do you live according to the will of others, a life of “quiet desperation”? If you do not know yourself how can you know if you are truly living the life you were meant to live? The simple answer is that you cannot know. If we allow others to define our hopes and dreams, who we are, our lives become diluted, weakened, a sham.
Take your life into your own hands and design it the way you want it to be!
You can by knowing yourself. Self-knowledge is the first step towards the freedom of knowing what is best for you and determining your own happiness in life. It leads you to the deep, inner layers of your being and understanding who you are and why you do the things you do. By developing an insight into your personality you can then decide what is best for you in this life, not what someone else deems best.