I’ve been a fire truck driver for more than 20 years. I love getting out in the desert and seeing the beauty of the desert, fire, and people in the desert. I always think of self-awareness and being a good self-worker.
I think many of us take it for granted that our jobs and our lives are the kinds of things we think of when we are doing them. If you ask many of us, we’ll say we are a team player. You work on a team, and then you get to go home at the end of the workday and have fun. That is not self-awareness. Not even close.
If you spend your life in the real world, your job descriptions will often change based on your job. It’s very common for a corporate job to switch from one manager to others. You get paid to do, and your job description will change to fit the manager. The more we think that we have to be constantly adapting our job descriptions to fit who we are, the more we think that we do.
This is exactly why I think self-awareness is such an important and often neglected part of life. Self-awareness lets us know that we are not just changing our job description. We are actually changing our job description. That’s why we watch how our co-workers dress, we pay attention to how our friends dress, we can tell how much sex we have, we can tell when we are on the verge of exploding from the stress of work.
Self-awareness is the ability to see ourselves in our own perspective. This is why the most powerful self-awareness techniques I have come across are those that let the user control the focus while still focusing on the goal. And those are the ones that get the most results. With that in mind, here are my 3 favorite self-awareness skills, so you can use them to improve your life and career.
1. Observe yourself.2. Focus on the future.3. Remember why you are doing what you are doing.
This is the 3-step process that all self-awareness techniques are based off. The idea is that the user shifts attention away from the present and makes the focus on the future, the goal. So if you’re looking to improve your life, goal, or career, then you need to get as many of these skills mastered, because if you’re not, then you’re not going to be self-aware.
This is a great example of how you can make some serious progress in mastering the skills needed to be self-aware. The game starts off with Colt firing a gun at a TV screen and watching it spin and flash through the air before his mind goes blank. It looks as if his brain is still trying to figure out what exactly he is doing and why he is doing it. Not to mention how he feels the gun is pointing at him and how his face looks in the camera view.
You can actually see the game’s story unfold in the game itself. The first time you fire the gun, you see the TV screen spin in the air, you see the gun flash briefly, and you see the TV screen spin again before the gun is fired. What this means is that you are actually watching yourself fire the gun in real-time, and that is a real eye-opener.
The best thing about Maxx’s game is that it gives you a whole new perspective on how we view guns. As you can see above, the game takes place in a world where we see a gun firing a gun, but we also see a TV screen spinning. It’s a world where the guns are just being used for decoration, and it’s not unusual to see people in the background doing nothing.