How to Discover your True Self- 6 Steps

Someone in the process of discovering her true self

Do you accept that you have lost touch with your true self? It is only when you identify that something is wrong that you will find a solution to it.

Are you ready to discover your true self? 

Are you ready to confront your fears?

Are you ready to take control of your life?

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ― Aristotle

You may be wondering where to begin as the journey to self-discovery may seem challenging and difficult. It is a process that involves knowing our true selves and shading layers that don’t reflect who we are. It also involves building and shaping ourselves into better persons and fulfilling our life purpose.   In this article, you will get to know how to come out of your shell and get back on track with your life.

Here are 6 steps to discovering your true self.

Awaken Yourself

Take some time away from conversations, media, and the noise of your regular life to enable you to reflect on yourself.

When meditating, ask yourself certain questions that can help in discovering and defining your true self. Try to discover who you are and your core values- how are they important to you? And why are they important?

What are your strengths and weaknesses and how can you develop your strengths and improve on your weaknesses. What have you set to achieve on a short and long-term basis, how do you intend to achieve your goals? 

These questions among others will give you an insight regarding the direction you want to take in life.

“Meditation is a journey to know yourself. Knowing yourself has many layers. Start knowing your bodily discomforts. Know your success, know your failures. Know your fears. Know your irritations. Know your pleasures, joy and happiness. Know your mental wounds. Go deeper and examine every feeling you have.” ― Amit RayMeditation: Insights and Inspirations

Examine your Past

The best way to escape from the past is not to avoid or forget it, but to accept and forgive it.”

Our past gives us the experience to determine our future decisions.

Do you blame yourself for your current situation?

Whatever mistake you have committed or setback you have encountered in your past, you have to accept it, forgive yourself, and set your mind towards a better future.

“The moment you can visualize being free from the things that hold you back you have indeed begun to set yourself free.” — Anonymous.

Follow your Passion

“Find what makes your heart sing and create your own music”. — Mac Anderson

Are you currently doing what you love?

What are you passionate about?

What kind of dreams did you have for your life before you lost yourself?

Doing something you love reconnects you with yourself. Most times, we are usually occupied by what we have to do that we forget what we love to do. Make a commitment to reconnect with what you enjoy doing.

Believe in Yourself

What are your fears?

Are you scared of being criticized by people especially those close to you?

“Don’t let the fear of being judged, rejected or disliked stop you from being yourself”. –Sonya Paker

Deep down you alone know what’s best for you because you understand yourself better than anyone. Don’t give anyone the power to rule your life, take your life by your hands and rock your world. 

So what are you waiting for? Get out of your comfort zone by doing something different from the usual. Conquer your fears by challenging yourself into taking daring steps to achieving your goals and you will be happy you did.

“To escape fear, you have to go through it, not around it”– Richie Newton

Seek Help

Do you feel you cannot do it alone?

Have you made several attempts to get back on track but failed? Then you should seek help.

You are not alone in this as there people who have gone through this process and succeeded. There are also trained professionals who are always willing to offer assistance.

You could ask for help from family, friend, mentor, religious head or counselor.

Evaluate Yourself

After going through this journey to discovering your true self, you will need to evaluate yourself.

Every now and then, find time in your busy schedules to examine yourself, your goals, believes, and habits to know if you are still in check with yourself.

Every process you took to discovering who you are, stick to it as the journey to self-discovery is a continuous process.

“When you stop living your life based on what others think of you real life begins. At that moment you will finally see the door of self-acceptance opened”– Shannon L. Alder.

Kindly share your comments below; let’s know the steps you took to discover yourself.


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