Man, Know Thyself.

In ancient Greece, there was an inscription on the entrance of the temple of Apollo at Delphi that read "Know thyself." Before an initiate or student was considered worthy of admittance into that school of wisdom, he must have demonstrated mastery of self-knowledge.

To paint a clearer picture of self-knowledge, a man who I admire so much and have read several of his works, Abraham Lincoln, said that knowing who you really are is a doorway to self-actualization. 

What is self-knowledge, and why is it important? 

Self-knowledge is an inward journey of self-discovery that everyone needs to undertake. It is about identifying your needs and values and about understanding how these needs and values influence your thinking, your behaviors, and, ultimately, your life. It is about finding out what is important to you and what you are passionate about. Ultimately, it is about defining who you are and what you want to achieve. The journey of self-discovery is important because it will give you the ability to reach a higher level of self-awareness, a significant level of competence in a chosen field, and increased skill in self-management.

 There are certain levels you may not attain; there are goals and dreams you may not achieve, and there are things you may not accomplish until you have an inward journey of knowing yourself. The critical questions that you must confront yourself within this journey are: "Who am I?" What do I want for myself, and what do I want to achieve? Why do I want to achieve these things? How do I become who I want to be, and how do I achieve what I want? 

 Suppose you can answer these questions reflectively and correctly; congratulations! You are on the right path. Life is about producing results. Remember that your value system must correspond with your production system for you to produce results. 

Until I come your way again, remain blessed.

Be a star; feel the glow. 



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