“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” –Aristotle
There’s a lot to be said about knowing oneself and, as Uncle Ari asserts, it may be the beginning of wisdom.
Yet, too often we say or hear the phrases “That’s just not me” or “This is just the way I am.”
If that comfort-zone box is happy and cozy, then good for us.
If we really want to grow — outside of whatever past or current supposed dictates that life has give us — then maybe we can’t afford to claim such self awareness.
Knowing oneself may be the beginning of wisdom. Perhaps becoming unrecognizable to oneself is what comes next.
If you really didn’t “know yourself” for all the habits, limits, or ways of being you’ve claimed, what would be possible?
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” –George Bernard Shaw
DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.
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