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Personal Awareness & Goals - What You Need to Know

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Personal awareness helps you set attainable goals that you can feel good about. Learn how to set and achieve goals that add true value to your life.

 We all have dreams. 

But are you living your dreams? Are you achieving your goals?

If not, you are not alone. Goals Calling reports that only 20% of people set goals for themselves and only a third of those people accomplish them. That works out to only 6% of people achieving their goals.

 What a discouraging statistic. Let's change that. If you are one of the 94% not achieving your goals, it's time to work on improving your personal awareness.

Learn how to set meaningful and attainable goals — goals that add true value to your life.

Start With Personal Awareness

Personal awareness, also referred to as self-awareness, should be the bedrock of your goals.

The White Swan Foundation writes that "Self-awareness is often the first step to setting goals. Research shows that self-awareness is directly related to both emotional intelligence and success. It helps you create achievable goals because you can consider your strengths, weaknesses, and what drives you when you are setting goals."

Having personal awareness will help you set better goals and reach them more consistently. This is because you'll be setting goals that are right for you. Sometimes people feel pressured to set particular goals because they think it's something they should be doing, rather than something they actually want to do.

For example, earning a certain degree to please parents, working toward an unrealistic pant size because it's advertised as the norm, or earning a certain salary to impress potential romantic partners. The trouble with goals like these is the lack of authentic motivation to do the hard work and cherish the results.

However, when you set and achieve the right kinds of goals for yourself, this will in turn inspire and motivate you to set even more bold and meaningful goals over time. Goal setting is like exercise. The more you practice and finetune your workout, the more you see healthy results, and the further you can push yourself in your new strength. When setting the right kinds of goals, personal success and wellbeing will no longer be a dream. You will have the authentic motivation needed to reach your goals.

5 Personal Awareness Activities

You may be wondering if there are ways to improve personal awareness. Absolutely. Here are five recommended activities that cultivate personal awareness.

  1. Start Journaling
  2. Practice Mindfulness
  3. Take a Personality Assessment
  4. Complete Our Personal Awareness & Success Training
  5. Ask for Feedback

What You'll Learn From Taking the True Colors Personality Assessment

When you take the True Colors Personality Assessment, you'll learn your full personality spectrum. You'll gain insight into your natural strengths and your natural weaknesses. This helps you know what areas of your personality you should lean into and what areas you need to work to improve.

Our unique and original True Colors Personality Assessment will provide the personal awareness needed to set goals of value. Goals that can show off your strengths and goals that improve your weaknesses.

Then Craft SMART Goals

Personal awareness will help you decide what goals you should be pursuing. Now it's time to be strategic about how you pursue those decided-upon goals. Enter SMART goals.

SMART is an acronym that stands for specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-bound. What are the benefits of SMART goals? Learn how to write SMART goals and you'll experience clear communication and alignment, clarity toward project success, a clear roadmap and finish line, and trackable metrics.

Live Your Dreams

Living your dreams doesn't have to be a pie-in-the-sky idea. You just need to be realistic about what you really want in life and set your goals accordingly.

Stop just dreaming and start making your dreams a reality. Start with personal awareness and then get smart about your goals.