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From Omar's Desk: Self-Awareness 101

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1. Introspection is Not Always the Answer: Reflecting doesn't always lead to self-awareness. It's essential to ask "what" instead of "why" to gain better insights into our actions.

2. External vs. Internal Self-Awareness: Recognize that understanding how others see us is as important as how we see ourselves. Seek feedback and be open to it.

3. Blind Spots Exist: Even the most self-aware have areas they don't see clearly. Regular feedback and self-check-ins can help uncover them.

4. Emotion Regulation: Knowing our triggers and understanding our emotional reactions can significantly improve our self-awareness. It helps in managing our responses better.

5. Mindfulness: Practicing mindfulness can significantly enhance our present-moment awareness, helping us to be more tuned in to our feelings and thoughts.

6. Power of Self-Distance: Reflecting on challenging situations from a third-person perspective can provide clarity and reduce emotional intensity.

These insights are from the book "Insight: Why We're Not as Self-Aware as We Think, and How Seeing Ourselves Clearly Helps Us Succeed at Work and in Life" by Tasha Eurich, and brought to you by Omar's Desk. Utilize these principles to enhance your understanding of yourself, and boost your success and satisfaction.

PS: About 85% of people believe they are self-aware when in actuality, only 10-15% are.