When it comes to others, we can be extremely critical; we can pick them apart and scrutinize them like sorting trash for the weekly garbage pick-up. But ourselves, oh no! We’re perfect, right? Not! Just ask your best friend, family, children, or spouse! They can’t wait to dish the dirt and unroll a list a mile long of things they would change! This is the very reason why we miss out on life and don’t accomplish what we could have or experience growth spiritually or psychologically. We simply won’t do self-examinations from head to toe.
Are you ready? I’m warning you, if you haven’t done this before it might be hard or even embarrassing, but the good news is that this is private. No one has to see it. Ok, now that I’ve prepared you, let’s do it! Take inventory of yourself, just like you would take inventory for a homeowner’s insurance policy. Write it all down. Before you start, I would suggest meditation or prayer; the length of time is solely up to you, but it is necessary to clear your head and get in touch with yourself on a much deeper level than normal.
Next, write everything down about yourself from your physical attributes to your psychological ones. These attributes can be good or bad; don’t critique or judge these attributes at this time. We’ll get to that later.
Authored by Natasha Hughes Smith