Awareness of personal strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement
What is it?
Self-awareness is the ability to take an accurate inventory of our strengths and weaknesses and to be aware of our emotions in the day to day living of our lives, personally and professionally.
Why is it important?
Knowing what we’re good at gives us the confidence to tackle new challenges and learn new skills. In contrast, unless we know where we’re deficient, we will rarely be motivated to make changes. Being tenaciously honest about our shortcomings helps us know what we need to work on. There is no shame in having weaknesses. We all have them. It’s better to know what they are and to manage them.