Forbes published an article I wrote a while back on why I think Generation Y and Millennial are more prone to depression and anxiety issues. My umbrella argument was that we lacked a purpose in life and was too used to instant gratification. In response to this phenomenon, I suggested the way that we could avoid walking into that rut and one way was to increase our self-awareness.
But never mind my analysis.
I would like to share a comment from a reader.
John Agno gave a succinct explanation as to the reason why self-awareness would facilitate change. He pointed out the fundamental importance of self-awareness with profound conciseness when I can’t even start crystallizing the concept in 1000 words.
Beliefs influence perception.
Perception structures reality.
Reality suggests possibilities
Possibilities generate choices.
Choices initiate actions.
Actions affect outcomes.
Outcomes impact beliefs.
Awareness (of outcomes) facilitate change.
Enough said on my part.
Do you agree that self-awareness is first step to change?