Achieving Self Discovery
Self Discovery – A journey
A “self discovery” describes a journey, pilgrimage, or cycle of emotional and personal events through which an individual seeks to figure out how they truly feel, rather than following the accepted opinions of other, more knowledgeable individuals. Self-discovery is not a specific process, but rather a change in personal perception and life purpose.
Self-discovery usually takes place during childhood, although research suggests that it may also occur at any time in adulthood. It’s important to remember that self-discovery is a normal part of our growth and development. In most cases, the process of self discovery doesn’t take too long and self discovery generally doesn’t have to result in any specific outcome.
The first step in self-discovery
Is recognizing that you are alive, and discovering yourself is just the first step in making your mark on this world. Self-discovery in junior high school occurs when students begin to identify with their own inner passions, and when they begin to feel driven by those passions to pursue certain courses of study or to pursue a particular career path.
As these students begin to experience sudden personal success, they no longer feel like they are following an assigned path, and they no longer believe that they are “just” “a junior high student.” When junior high students reach their “breaking point,” they realize that their journey in life has simply begun.
What do students mean by self discovery in junior year?
For many students, self discovery occurs when they “step outside” of their comfort zone – when they begin to challenge long-held opinions or beliefs, when they begin to engage with people who may differ from themselves (even if that difference is in the subject or area of personal interest), and when they start to use their talents and abilities in a way that they never thought was possible.
At the breaking point, some students have what is referred to as a “change of mind,” where their original idea about the situation changes, or even takes on new meaning. For example, if in junior high school, the teacher said that the easiest way for children to get good grades was to raise their hand whenever a question was asked, a junior high student may now see the importance of asking questions and taking notes throughout the test.
Self discovery is important because as students grow in school, they tend to move away from the routines that they have become comfortable with. If they are constantly being pushed to do more than they want to do, or are always worried about doing things the right way, then this “discovery phase” will begin. A change in this pattern will most likely result in a personal development “step-child,” which is much more exciting than a simply “coming of age” in junior high school.
The first step in self discovery is quieting the inner critics inside of us. In fact, many students are self-conscious when it comes to discussing their personal development with other students. To help in this process, it can be helpful to ask a friend to sit next to you during class time and begin talking with you about your life, your family, and anything that comes up in your mind. You might find that sharing your thoughts helps you gain a new perspective, which can further spur self discovery.
Another key to self discovery is to pay attention to the little clues that are hidden within us. As we look at our lives, we often start by noticing the things that are different about us, such as how we feel on certain days, whether we are getting our homework done on time, and how we act when others are watching.
Over time, we learn to notice these things on a regular basis, and it becomes a sort of routine. However, it is important to note that this process is not easy, especially as we move into adulthood and our careers become more complex. It can be a little harder still as we enter our thirties, and then fifties, and then into the sixties and seventies.
So how do we make sure that we are exploring all of our options, no matter how small they may seem? Well, one great way to keep ourselves from being limited is to plan for self-discovery at least a few times a year. You should also try to pay attention to your own feelings and behavior patterns as they arise. By doing this, over time, you will be able to observe your self-destructive pattern for sure, which will empower you to make better choices for yourself in the future.
It has been said that “life is too short,” and if we spend our lives focusing on what we need to say and forgetting about the things that we want, then we will be very miserable. On the other hand, if we spend our time living for the now and pursuing self discovery, then we will have a much better chance of building a happy and healthy life.
So how do you go about discovering yourself? Self-discovering is about accepting yourself for who you are, without comparing to anyone else, and then starting to live the life that you truly desire. By constantly putting effort into self discovery, you will eventually become fulfilled with your life, and then it will naturally grow and blossom.