A Powerful Technique for Finding Yourself (Again)
Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.
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 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).