A Powerful Technique for Finding Yourself (Again)

A Powerful Technique for Finding Yourself (Again)

Photo By: Ashley Campbell

Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.
Dr. Seuss

It happens to the best of us.

We get busy, life happens.

Dreams are forgotten, careers discarded. Real life sets in.

Somewhere along the way, we feel like we have lost ourselves.

Maybe, like Adam Rico addresses, we lose interest in everything. Maybe we even lose hope (great post by Tom Dixon).

Maybe it is a bit more vague, and you just can’t quite put your finger on it. This can be even more dangerous.

So how do you find yourself?

Here is one way:

Start by asking the question:

When is the last time that I felt completely myself?

You may have to go back a long time, or it maybe only a few days ago. With that situation clearly in your mind, consider the following questions:


What were you doing at that moment? What about the moment made it special? What were the results of the situation?


What time of the day was this? Was there a particular day of the week that contributed to the outcome?


Where were you physically located? Work, school, home, Starbucks? What was the environment like?


Who were you with? Were you alone or with another individual, or perhaps a group of individuals?


How did this situation contribute to you feeling like yourself? What about the “What, When, Where, Who, and How” made the largest difference?

Take some time to reflect on the ingredients that worked together to produce that feeling of being your very best (chances are you were operating in your strengths).

Take some time this upcoming week to intentionally spend more time doing those exact same things – and get ready to be reconnected someone amazing: yourself.