Who is the most important person in the world? The person who influences your life the most? It is YOU. Your happiness, honor and achievements depend on you, yourself. It starts and ends with you. So how well do you know yourself?
Self discovery is a long process. You have to go through certain experiences in life in order to know your true wishes and potentials. However, I warn you that it is not a spontaneous process. You have to make conscious effort to discover yourself. It requires reflecting on your choices and behaviors and holding your impulses back from dictating your actions. It doesn't stop at knowing yourself. You need to make adjustments in your expectations and judgement. You must change to grow, accomplish and live.
One way to knowing yourself is getting out of your comfort zone and always pushing your own boundaries. If you are a quiet person, speak up, and if you are a loud person, hold your tongue. Do something out of your norm and see how it feels. Be honest with yourself!!! You don't need to share it with anyone else. Remember, it's self discovery. So be brutally honest with yourself and find out your motives, fears and reasons behind your choices and preferences. Once you realize your strengths and weaknesses, your perception of yourself changes. For me it was empowering and exhilarating. I started to realize why I did what I did and how I can make it better now. I was no longer a mystery to myself and my future wasn't so scary. I know I can handle the struggles coming my way because I know myself better. After knowing myself, I have been clear on what flaws I can eliminate and what weaknesses I should accept about myself. I am a work in progress, just like everyone else. And I am aware of it. Self awareness is the beginning of self improvement.