Socrates once said, “To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom.” But how does this equate to success.
The fact is that every day, we are faced with hundreds of decisions to make. These decisions can sometimes alter the course of our lives and relationships forever, even if they seem like they are inconsequential at the time.
So how can we guarantee that our decisions are going to be made wisely?
The answer is introspection.
If we are not fully confident in ourselves and our ideals, then the choices we make are a gamble. We may like the outcome, or we may live to regret it. However, we can’t know for sure, unless we understand ourselves and our own motivation inside and out. If we don’t, then it will make be harder for us to follow our gut impulses, because our gut doesn’t know which way is up!
Intuition may seem mystical and mysterious, but at its core, it is a culmination of experiences that our unconscious mind has formed into a sense impression. If we don’t experience the world with conviction, then our mind doesn’t know how to filter what it receives.
That is why it is so important to make sure that we know exactly who we are and what we want out of life. The best way to do that is to sit down and meditate about what you believe in and what you want to accomplish in life. We need to know these answers to have both an internal anchor and a North Star so we can make wise choices and decisions that will ultimately contribute to our success.
Most people think that wisdom is something we are either born with or we aren’t, but the truth is that it is a skill. Ultimately we just need to master our minds, take steps that are necessary to grow ourselves and have anchors of foundation and direction. Mastering that skill is the key to mastering our destiny and being WHATEVER version of success that fits you.