The Potency of Self-Discovery
“If you cannot invest positively in yourself today, discover who you truly are, and be deliberate about the fulfilment of your life purpose. The future will invariably become a show of mockery,” -Temitayo Abudu
At such a time like this, it is painful to see many people with great potential and innate capacity who cannot discover their true identity. So for what essence and to what benefit is their existence?
To put this article in a proper perspective, it is pertinent to define the term self-discovery.
The American English Dictionary defines self-discovery as “realizing one’s true potential, character, motives, etc.”
Self-discovery means many things.
It means finding your purpose in life (we all have a purpose); it means digging deep into your childhood and revealing the experiences that shaped you whether for good or otherwise.
Also, it means realizing what your beliefs are and living by them.
Self-discovery is the ability to identify one’s purpose and potential for the benefit of yourself and society.
If you cannot discover who you truly are, you will surely become what others want you to be.
Because your inability to discover yourself will rob you of the privilege to understand who you are and what you want from life and assist others as we journey through life.
Having said this, the big question is:
How Do you Discover Yourself?
I have unveiled the three most important ways on how to discover yourself.
1. Inquire From the Source:
our source is the creator of our lives. Ask from God what your purpose is in life, He is always available to guide and proffer solutions to all our problems.
2. Explore Your Inner Strength:
Put your strength into action, as this will open up other avenues towards the discovery of yourself.
3. Be Patient with Yourself:
Knowing who you truly are will surely take time, give yourself time. It is a gradual process.
Why Do You Need to Discover Yourself ?
Below are highlights of the reasons it is pertinent to discover yourself.
1. It brings fulfilment.
2. It makes you stand out.
3. It makes you an authority in your own right.
4. You will be honoured and respected.
5. It helps in fulfilling your ultimate goals in life.
Once you discover yourself and deliberately improve on yourself, you will surely become a man and woman of value.
Hence, of a truth, the journey of self-discovery is not just about wishful thinking, you must be:
- Observant and Consistent in your approach.
Yes you can and surely you will if only you believe you can!
Drawing from what I said above it may inspire you to ask, is there any difference between self-awareness and self-discovery?
Sure there is different between the two, although both are independent but interrelated.
As you embark on the journey of discovery, you will then fully know your true identity.
Discovery helps you to gain a deeper understanding of who you are, i.e. your character, value, and purpose.
Self-Discovery proceeds Self-awareness: because self-awareness helps you establish your interest.
Once you discover, you then establish, once you can establish, your conviction becomes eminent.
Think about it!
Author: Temitayo Abudu