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A strong sense of self-awareness, having a clear idea of who we are and how we are seen by others, is a valuable trait to possess and practice in both the workplace and in everyday life. However, according to research by the Harvard Business Review, most people overestimate how self-aware they really are.
As part of Canada Career Month, we’re celebrating eight ways that career development gets you going. One of the ways to stay on the move is “Increasing Your Self Awareness.” Knowing who you are is a superpower with your career journey. When you’re clear about who you are and what you want to accomplish, many more doors open.
The benefits listed are reason enough to work on improving self-awareness, but this list is by no means exhaustive. Self-awareness has the potential to enhance virtually every experience you have, as it’s a tool and a practice that can be used anywhere, anytime, to ground yourself in the moment, realistically evaluate yourself and the situation, and help you make good choices.
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