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A Journey of Self Discovery - Discovering your Best Selves for Living Life to the Fullest!

Updated on March 13, 2020
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One may think it is unnecessary to have to learn to know yourself. Nevertheless, it is essential, and we should live each day with a fresh start. To discover your best self for living life to the fullest one must understand exactly who they are and what they are passionate about in life. Also one must know what they expect to accomplish in life. Since birth, we have developed beliefs, values, and experiences that undoubtedly helped shape us into who we are today.

While our experiences of life will certainly help shape us, some good and some not so virtuous this does not mean that we necessarily know who we are and what we want from life. Nevertheless, to learn who we really, are we need to be prepared to experience a never-felt-before sense of clarity, purpose and never allow life to overwhelm us with too much stress that we do not know what to do.

Although, there comes a time in everyone lives when they just don’t feel comfortable in their own skin as they would like to. A journey to discovering who we really are can be ongoing. Especially since the pressure from society and the influence of other people’s goals and desires makes a person aim to please others and wonders what it is they really want. One of my favorite quotes is “He who knows others is learned; He who knows himself is wise” by Lao-Tzu.

If you are miserable at the end of each day and unsure why it is time to start endlessly searching for answers to the problem. We must not live our life like we are “sleepwalking” through it. If you are still living your life like you are trying to distinguish how to live your life to the fullest, then you have not come into contact with what life has to offer.

What we need to grasp is not to live life in a prison created by our own mind, we have to be responsible for everything holding us to live. That does not mean you can dream yourself into another life, but it does mean that you can exert yourself on the road to living life to the fullest.

To allow someone to be like a mirror to you, mean you must see yourself in them. However, what can someone tell you about you and what part of you, do you see in them? When a person allows other people to be like a mirror in their life, the results mean they allow their identity to be attached to other people beliefs and values. Know. Therefore, they see what they want to observe in others which are quite often what they perceive in themselves. It becomes a looking glass that can help you to learn more about yourself, what you fear and how you may be fooling yourself.

By reading this article, you have already taken the first step in the process of searching for a solution. However, we all should know that written information is rather worthless unless it is in reality applied. Limited people are self-motivated and able to use written information successfully and follow through with an idea all on their own. For that reason, you need a mentor, like a coach to lead you through the process that will allow you to take action and move forward into tangible results.

Discovering your “Authentic” self and live the life you want

One may think it is easy to be yourself, but in fact, it is hard to be you when you love following the in crowds. Also, it should be easy to wake up and do what you want to do, except a person who lives in fear of judgment tends to imprison themselves to fit in without realizing it.

Everyone has variations of themselves that he or she present in various situations. Children tend to act one way in front of their parents, another way in front of their peers, professional in front of their employer and yet a different way in front of their significant other. However, those “invented selves” are customary, and it is something that everyone does to some extent.

The big question an individual who is living a guarded life and in search of discovering their “Authentic” self should ask themselves is ‘Who is living your life you or someone else’? They should ask themselves this question for the reason they are making it a point to define their authentic self-difficulties. Also, what a person should ask him or herself is ‘How do I see myself when I look in the mirror’? Am I developing my own images or am I allowing a person to be like a mirror to me?

The Secret to being yourself

• Search and Learn Your Biography

• Love yourself

• Focus on Thinking Critically

• Know and define your goals

• Take a journey of self-discovery

• Welcome, your life’s unique core curriculum.

• Silent the voices in your head

• Control your destiny

• Start a life you love

We all have been in those significant moments of life where we fail to stand up and represent who we are and what we want in life simply because we are afraid of standing firmly in our identity. So just how does a person know what he or she wants in life that is continually changing and attacking them — through the social media.

Also through culture, religion, family, government, work and every other representation of — who you are with ideas of who you should be. People will decide your need by telling you what you should want, choosing your zip code by telling you where you should live, and giving you an identity by telling you what kind of lifestyle you should have. The answer lies in knowing your authentic self and what you want from life which comes down to one thing: spontaneity.

Do you believe if an individual discovers the best in themselves they can live life to the fullest?

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Mr. Marvin Sapp - The Best In Me

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Joel Osteen. "Your Best Life Now."

Know who you are before the world tell you!

How to Find Your True Self - Swedenborg and Life

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    • Miss Naila profile image

      Miss Naila 

      12 months ago


      I truly enjoy your article, this is the topic which is close to my heart.

    • Pam Morris profile imageAUTHOR

      Pam Morris 

      4 years ago from Atlanta Georgia

      You are so welcome Be Blessed!!!

    • Laurinzo Scott profile image

      LJ Scott 

      4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      It is good to see such inspirational message, and that is why hubpages is a Godsend... so many kinds of voices... yours was definitely a positive one, at a time I need to hear some positivity, Thanks!

    • Pam Morris profile imageAUTHOR

      Pam Morris 

      4 years ago from Atlanta Georgia

      Thank you so much for sharing with me how much you enjoyed my hub. I love Marvin Sapp song "The Best in me" as well. It an inspirational song. Also, I appreciate you for voting my article up for approval.

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      LJ Scott 

      4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      WOW!!! what a verrry inspirational Hub ... I especially love that song The Best in Me... Thank God for that because so many in my life have judged me for what they think of me, or what they THINK they know....but only God knows..... PHeewwwwww; Voted Wayyyy Up!!!!


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