Know who you are, where you are and what's going on around you
Awareness is knowing who you are, recognizing how you are feeling and what you are thinking. It means understanding your core values and how they influence the way you live your life and the decisions you make. When you are aware, you pay attention to the situation you are in and who is around you. You remember your goals, in the moment and over time. And you pause before taking action.
Simple, not easy
It seems like a simple thing. But awareness takes hard work. And courage. It is a discipline that can be challenging, even painful at times, but ultimately rewarding. Awareness involves recognizing your strengths, your weaknesses and your stumbling blocks and looking inward to see if you are showing up the way you really want to. When you are aware of and act in alignment with your core values your effectiveness in influencing and impacting those around you increases dramatically.