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Know thyself

“Know Thyself”

                        – Socrates

You most probably came across the above-mentioned maxim at some point. However, are you really implementing it in your own life? The Greek philosopher Socrates declared that an unexamined life was not worth-living, and when asked to sum up all his philosophical commandments, he replied: “Knowing yourself has extraordinary prestige in our society”. Yet, every day, I meet people from different walks of life comparing themselves to others, or even worse, trying to become somebody they are not. 

Every one dreams of achieving great things in life, and this is a legitimate feeling. Nevertheless, we all have own path, our own purpose in life. In fact, our society, family, educational or cultural background have created certain expectations, and when we are not progressing at an “accepted” pace, we are tempted to compare ourselves to others. It is something totally human. We therefore start by analysing the behaviours of successful people, trying thereby to adopt their operating mode. It is important to point out at this stage that success is something subjective.

Your own purpose in life

One element that we neglect when adopting the routines of those “supposedly” successful people is that their accomplishments are based on their own set of talents and strengths. By trying to become someone else, not only are you losing your greatest asset: your uniqueness, but you are also fostering a misalignment between your personality and your true self. Such misalignment is a doorway to negative emotions and their inhibitory effects, such as self-doubt, lack of confidence, low self-esteem, fear of failure, etc. 

My objective is to help you get your power back in a healthy and natural manner. Once you profoundly get to know who you really are, you will be serene, confident in your abilities and exert self-mastery. In the face of adversity, you will neither be subject to the whims of your ego, nor the vagaries of life (such things that are beyond your control) but instead, you will act and build yourself from your own strengths, in your own way, and at your own rhythm. 

Francois Baudot-Life coach-4

About the coach

My perspective is built on a more positive view of human nature. I see individuals as driven to reach their potential. There is nothing wrong with wanting to fix one’s weaknesses, and in fact it should be the ultimate goal of our lives. But I believe that this is not where personal development should start.