Self-knowledge is the
beginning of self-improvement.
If you do not know what the problem is, how can you possibly fix it? You must understand something before you can even think about beginning to improve it, this is just common sense. This principle applies to everything whether it is taking care of your lawn or making needed changes in your life to improve your character on the path of the warrior. If you don’t have some knowledge about a topic to begin with, what makes you think that you have the knowledge to make it better?
Because of this fact, it is imperative that the warrior take the time to really know who he is, what he believes, and how he thinks. He has to know his weak points and his strong point. He must know if he has a problem with his anger or controlling his temper before he can actually address that problem and learn to take control of his emotions. This is the first step in self-improvement. Take time to get to know yourself and find out what areas of your life need some work.
There are many ways that you can do this. Meditate on what your weak spots are, whether they are mental, physical or emotional, and then focus on strengthening those areas. I have a book out called Secrets of the Soul, which is specifically for the purpose of discovering exactly what you believe, how you think, and why you believe what you believe. Reading books that prompt you to examine your life is a good way to learn who you truly are and can give you insight into areas which may be out of sync with the warrior lifestyle. Take the time to know yourself.
Bohdi Sanders ~ excerpt from the book,
The Warrior Lifestyle: Making Your Life Extraordinary
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