You might think you know yourself very well, until a situation arises that pushes you out of your comfort zone, and you may find yourself responding in ways that you wouldn’t normally.
As many of you know, I love to play tennis, and it’s interesting to observe how people can transform on the tennis court – particularly when they’re not winning or when they’re not playing as well as they want. You’d probably be surprised to see some of the behavior that occurs. People feel a little pressure and any insecurities they feel come out – things they normally keep very well hidden, even from themselves.
I think the more you know yourself energetically and emotionally, the stronger you become and the less threatened you feel by stressful situations or by other people’s behavior. Of course there are several personality tests that can help you understand yourself better, but it’s also helpful to know things like:
- What energizes you, and feels good?
- What drains your energy and doesn’t feel good?
- What inspires you?
- What’s most important to you (your values)?
- What’s your ‘zone of genius’?
- What is most meaningful to you?
- What pushes your buttons and how do you handle it?
Every stressful situation can tell you something about yourself, and the more you learn, the stronger you feel and the less threatened you are by things you can’t control.
Action Step: Think about the questions above and see what you can learn about yourself from your answers.
Let this Unstoppable Affirmation support you on your journey:
The more I know about myself the stronger and more energized I feel.