A finance director with a reputable organisation attended the Imagine Me power breakfast event on Saturday. Our focus was on financial planning and debt management. As 24 participants reflected on their achievements, this finance director mentioned: “The greatest achievement I have made in life is discovering who I am.”
We did not dwell so much on each person’s achievements, but as I had informal interactions with the participants, one of them, a consultant, stated with gladness: “I felt like screaming when that lady mentioned celebrating self-discovery as an achievement. Many people do not realize how important it is to discover who they are.”
I couldn’t agree more. We go to school and achieve training. We run with the attained qualifications, but sometimes that might not be who we exactly are. That leaves us simply wandering through life.
Sometimes we even do things to impress other people. An advocate of the high court shared with the group: “One of my achievements was going to Law school. I did it for my dad. He passed on, but his death wish was that one of his children studies Law. I did.”
A key aspect I like about the Imagine Me coaching methodology is the space it gives people to discover who they are. Going through a reflective process, I have seen participants brighten up as they realize that finally, there is something they are able to fix in their personal puzzle.
A Public Relations specialist joined with a main purpose of finding her niche. She did find her niche, but more rewarding she made a self-discovery. She states in our first newsletter about her experience with the Imagine Me sessions: “I got to know myself better and now I am more comfortable in my shoes. Self-discovery is one of the things everyone should do as soon as possible to enable us live a more fulfilled life.”
Thinking about these self-discovery reflections, I pause a question to you, “have you made a self-