In research conducted by Tasha Urich, an organisational psychologist, executive coach, and a TED Talk Speaker, it was found that “while 95% of the people think that they are self-aware, it turns out that only about 10-15% of people are actually self-aware.“ This essentially means that there is a strong possibility that you might be living or working with people who lack self-awareness and are running on an auto-pilot mode.
You might ask, why is self-awareness important? Isn’t life easier when we don’t have to think about little things like getting ready in the morning and going to work? Honestly, working on autopilot does make life simpler, allowing the mind to form a map of our responses to create habits and thereby our personality.
What doesn’t work for us is when our habits become so unconscious that we no longer remember why we choose to do the things we do. Sometimes we choose responses and habits that no longer serve us, parts of our personality that were earlier supporting us but now have become a hindrance.