The A2B Newsletter aims to improve your life by taking you from Point A to Point B. Every email shares one self-improvement idea you can read in five minutes or less.

Point A

Studies show that 83% of top performers rate high in self-awareness, but only 10-15% of people are truly self-aware. If you lack self-awareness, there’s a good chance you’re holding yourself back.

Point B

Becoming more self-aware can help you improve your communication skills, build relationships, and make better decisions.

3 Types Of Self-Awareness

1. Biological self-awareness is the ability to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the human brain.

2. Internal self-awareness is the ability to understand your values, goals, thoughts, emotions, behaviors, strengths, and weaknesses.

3. External self-awareness is the ability to understand how your behavior affects others.

Becoming More Self-Aware

Biological Self-Awareness

The best way to become more biologically self-aware is by educating yourself. Here’s an example. A cognitive bias known as the bandwagon effect can influence you to follow the crowd, even when following the crowd is a bad idea. But, until you know what the bandwagon effect is, you can’t be aware of it.

Internal Self-Awareness

One way to become more internally self-aware is by defining clear goals and values. That’s because the process of outlining what is important to you establishes distinct guidelines that direct your decisions.

For instance, let’s say you want to get married to someone who doesn’t use drugs. Then, assume you are on a first date.

While on the date, you discover that your date uses drugs or doesn’t want to get married. In that case, your goals and values make it clear that there is no reason to go on a second date.

External Self-Awareness

One way to become more externally self-aware is by asking for feedback. For example, if you believe you are a good negotiator, ask your colleagues if they agree. If not, take their advice and learn how to improve.

Want More?

My video and article on self-awareness are full of additional information.

The full-length versions include:

  • More tips for becoming self-aware
  • Ideas on how to overcome problems you might face when learning to become self-aware.
  • A warning about what can happen if you take the concept of self-awareness too far.
  • Lots of stories and examples.

Be sure to watch or read to learn more about becoming self-aware.


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