As I went through life, I lost a sense of who I was; I was not aware of certain behaviour patterns and thought patterns that were occurring in my life.
I certainly was aware of the patterns of others that I was in frequent contact with, and as we all know, sometimes the behaviours of those we know well become predictable to us.

However, I had lost the ability to predict my own behaviour and at 46, had no idea of who I was. A very sad thing that I think many, if honest, can relate to.
As a thought provoker, I offer you an “Idea Engineer” from my coaching mentor, Randin Brons.

It was only through coaching that I was lead to a place where I truly became self aware and understood to a large degree who I was and also why I got to the place I did.
Learn to be aware
"You can live a lifetime and, at the end of it, know more about other people than you know about yourself."
-- Beryl Markham

Who am I? To answer this, we must first learn to become more aware of ourselves. To be aware, we must STOP and PAY ATTENTION! We need to STOP and objectively watch ourselves in action.

We live most of our lives by habit. These habits keep us stuck in patterns that limit our experience of life. Once we detect a pattern we were previously unconscious of, we can choose differently, if we want. With awareness comes choice and with choice, we gain freedom.

"To be authentic is literally to be your own author ..., to discover your own native energies and desires, and then to find your own way of acting on them." -- Warren G. Bennis

"Self-knowledge is the great power by which we comprehend and control our lives." -- Vernon Howard”

Simply put, if you believe you may be in a “stuck pattern”, you likely are.

If you want “authenticity” back in you life, want to understand your habits and patterns consider coaching as a start point. You may well regain choice and freedom. Don’t continue on in life without really knowing you. There is a person there that you will truly learn to love! ( )

Author's Bio: 

Keith coaches intelligent people who are prepared to invest time and money in themselves in order to have a better life.