Some day years back, I had just visited a good friend of mine at his home in Nairobi. We were actually neighbors. I took quite a while in his house as together with a Spiritual leader, we discussed some areas of our spiritual dimensions. After a moment of bonding, I left his house and headed home…it was dark..around 8 p.m. My host actually sent me away with some three or so pieces of meat pie.
It turned out that that was my Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, and Lunch. Just few meters away from his house, I met with marauding police officers who were sweeping the estate clean in response to some murders that had taken place the previous day. “Who are you? Where Is your Identification Card?” Their leader blurted out. I said: “Oh ooh”! The rest is history.
The dramatic story of my release as the guest of the state will remain untold for some time, to a later date.
But come to think of it.Can you answer that question without thinking? Who are you? What is your level of Self Awareness? Studies done by a company called Innermetrix identified two groups of people…those who are struggling at work…and those who are having great fun at work, bordering on genius peak performance. Do you know what they found out? Those who were struggling at work…’the Average Performers’ had just about 57% level of self awareness. The Genius performers on the other hand had over 89%-90% level of their Personal Awareness!
They knew what they were good at to the furthest degree of clarity. They also knew what they were not so good at….What Jay Niblic (Author of What’s Your Genius) fondly refers to as “What they suck at”.
The very core of your Life Signature is Self Awareness! You cannot make an impact in this world if you have no clue WHO YOU ARE….NO WHO YOU REALLY ARE! The quest to find you out must be there.
Come to think of it, most corporate organizations normally conduct a S.W.O.T Analysis to determine their Strenghts, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. This is a very beautiful model to use in our own personal lives. If you really stopped to think about it, I submit that the human being is the most expensive, most valuable, and most irreplaceable ‘organization’ that the world has ever seen.Say…what’s your worth really?
It goes without saying that we MUST be totally aware of ourselves.
So, Who are you? Do yourself a favor and know thyself! Honestly…who are you really? He is cuffed for success he who has a low level of self awareness!