Golden Rules for Life: Awareness, Intention, Motion

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Awareness is having a clear view of your personality. It is about truly understanding you. It is a stepping stone to leading a life full of purpose as it gives you a perfect picture of your potencies, powers, weaknesses, thoughts, beliefs, motivation and emotions. You have to develop your self-awareness to learn more about yourself and your capacities. This is the beginning point of every improvement and plays the role of a self-help sage. Awareness is a foundational skill indispensable to anyone interested in personal development.

Awareness allows you to:

  • Identify your limitations and frame decisions based on your talent.
  • Permits you to understand other people and their perceptions about you.
  • Be introspective, but not self-absorbed.
  • Be conscious of your needs, desires, dreams and work on them to support you to excel.

The more you know about yourself the better you respond to life changes. Awareness assists you in becoming proactive rather than reactive. This leads to spectacular and constructive effects in your life. Awareness is important because “accurate self-awareness is essential for optimal daily life activities, as it allows adapting individual behaviour to different situations according to one’s actual abilities. Accurate self-awareness thus prevents from risky or withdrawal behaviour.”

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Shivanand Pandit, based in Goa, is a tax specialist, financial adviser, guest faculty and public speaker.

Shivanand Pandit

Shivanand Pandit, based in Goa, is a tax specialist, financial adviser, guest faculty and public speaker.