Well-being, Capabilities and Motivations

Self-awareness – self insight has been written about again and agin, but the reason is that it is so important, yet so lacking. A couple of reasons is that it is hard work and it also requires us to be vulnerable – which is unpleasant for most of us.

“. . . ‘self-insight – a mature understanding of our capabilities and motivations’ – and it’s correlated with an array of positive outcomes, ranging from good relationships to a sense of purpose in life. Self-insight and psychological well-being go together.”

Chip and Dan Heath in “The Power of Moments”

So, if you really want to experience a sense of well-being, if you really want to grow as a person, then it would be good to take the time to develop your insight.