Most people look towards another person in their life, whether as a friend, a family member or a paid personal coach, to give them direction in life through their leadership, wisdom, and values. In this relationship, an individual acts as the Parent who guides another individual that acts as a Child.
It's easy to want to see results and changes in our lives. We look at movie stars and characters in magazines and on TV, and we want to look and be like them. We all have heroes that we're watching, whether for deep or superficial reasons. But much of the time we do not take into account what is required for personal growth.
Today, many professionals consider self-coaching to be a key component of personal growth and development. As corporate and personal budgets tighten, independent performance coaches are not always feasible. Instead, more people are beginning to research ways to coach and develop themselves without outside assistance.
To be self-aware can often work as a double-edged sword. Self-awareness needs to go hand in hand with humility. Many will look at themselves and deceive themselves. We want to be better than we are.
But there's an old saying, "in acceptance lyeth peace." It's a true saying. You have to accept that you are who you are. You have gifts and strengths just like anyone else.