Power of Self Knowledge and Self-Awareness
“To know oneself is a great knowledge. The teacher who rightly estimates himself …. He, who realizes his own deficiencies will spare no pains to reach the highest standard possible of physical, mental and moral excellence. No one should have a part in the training of youths (or others) who is satisfied with a lower standard. “E.G. White in Mind Character and Personality
Self-awareness and self knowledge is a key component of high Emotional Intelligence. A quality without which, we would not self correct, modify our behavior and improve ourselves. With self-awareness we seek to be a better person that we were before, and hence improvement and growth is realized.
Importance of Knowing Ones’ Mind and that of Others
“To deal with minds is the greatest work ever committed to man.”E.G. White in Mind Character and Personality
“We were created with the capacity for growth and improvement. Our mental faculties have an elasticity that allows for further development and strengthening through training, study, observation and reflection.”Joiline Gorlova 2018
It is through reflection and intrapersonal communication that we became self-aware to faulty emotional reasoning and cognitive distortions. With right mental culture, healthy self perception can be achieved.
Emotional Intelligence Improvement and Mind Culture
“An average mind will accomplish more with training, study, observation and reflection than a highly gifted one without mental culture.”Joiline Gorlova 2018
Studies have shown that the greatest determinants of success in life are not inert capabilities people are born with, rather it is the acquired and learn skills. This knowledge should motivate towards self-improvement, learning and skills development across all skills ranges.
“What you can learn is of more value than what you already know.”Joiline Gorlova 2018