The statement, " I think, therefore I am", has varying layers of understanding.
Self Awareness is the capacity for introspection. Its an understanding of one's knowledge, attitudes and opinions.
Generally individuals can be inaccurate about their abilities, knowledge and opinions. What I find is that, this tends to happen when we don't spend time with ourselves to really question and understand who we really are.
Yes, we have been living with ourselves for 'x' number of years but how many of us have lived any amount of time in deep reflection? My guess is, not many.
My core coaching abilities lie in working with individuals to help them unlock their potential. Having said that Self Esteem, Self worth, Self confidence, Self Acceptance, Self Forgiveness are the areas I really address.
Spending time with yourself is essential for a healthy living. That time will allow for a real understanding of your TRUE SELF. Commit yourself to this activity. Maintain a diary regarding your discoveries.
If you aren't able to direct yourself, its worth investing a few sessions with a Life Coach. The work that you do around these areas might be the push you need to prosper in all areas of your life.
Simple question but huge implications. Who is the REAL you?
What's important to me?
What are my passions?
What do I love?
What are my fears?
Stop a minute and work on your self, you will be in a better position to know what you REALLY need.