Are you one of the many people who are unaware of their blind spots? If yes, then you are here for a big surprise. Blind spots are typical personality traits that you possess but do not have self awareness about them. These traits or characteristics are visible to the whole world except you. It may sound a bit crazy but this is a harsh reality of life. When Franklin D Roosevelt said,
” Men are not prisoners of fate, but prisoners of their own minds”
He made a very valid point about our psychological limitations in terms of our understanding and perception that is limited to the extent of our knowledge and experience. This prison is nothing but the boundaries that we create around ourselves. The irony is that we impose these limitations on our selves when it is possible for us to demolish these boundaries. We fail to understand that the chain we hold in our hands doesn’t tie the world but ourselves.
This is the result of lack of self awareness. Lack of self awareness affects our lives in multiple ways by diminishing our effectiveness in achieving our true potential. The blind spots keep us from identifying our shortcomings. We continue totally unaware that we carry serpents under our sleeves when these are visible to every body else around us.. Lack of self awareness causes us great harm , as we continue to engage in self defeating behavior without knowing the damage that we go on inflicting on our selves.