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The Art of Using Influence to Uncover Your True Identity

Updated: May 14

A room of crowd being influence by a speaker
The Power of Influence

I often say either someone influences you to do an action or you influence someone. It is a two-way affair. Influence is a great force that shapes our beliefs, behaviors, and identities. We influence others and others influence us. It is the key thing we do in society which brings change to us and others too.

While external influences which is the environment we live in, can often lead us astray, they also have the potential to guide us toward greater self-awareness and authenticity. By purposefully using the power of influence, we may go on a transforming path of self-discovery. This post will assist in how influence may be utilized as a pivot for discovering your true self.

Key Elements of Influence

For influence to happen, it needs three main elements in place. The leader, Follower, and the message.

The Leader:

The Leader of influence is someone who makes him or herself avail to persuade and convince other people to take action in their life leading to impact and success.

Follower :

A follower is someone who makes him or herself ready to utilize the message and action of influence into life.

The Message:

It is the information of influence and impact.

Five ways of harnessing influence for Self-discovery

Identifying Positive Influences and Impact:

The first step towards harnessing the power of influence for self-discovery is to identify good influencers in your own life. Mentors, role models, friends, and even works of literature and art that motivate and connect with you may fall into this group. The main point of contact for influencing is through people and with people. Search through your neighborhood, people who are near you, and people you admire and trust can be agents of influence. Positive influences promote self-reflection, challenge self-limiting ideas, and offer direction on your path to authenticity.

Learning from Perspectives leads to influence:

Exposing yourself to other ideas and experiences can help you better understand yourself and the world around you. Engage with individuals from other origins, cultures, and walks of life, and be willing to learn from their unique perspectives and knowledge. Each contact can increase your self-awareness and sense of identity.

Embracing Authenticity in Relationships:

Surround yourself with people that accept you for who you are and encourage you to be yourself. Authentic connections create a safe and loving atmosphere for self-discovery and development. They provide a mirror in which you may view yourself more clearly, devoid of judgment and expectations.

Leave your comfort zone:

Find delight in the trials you face because they can make you stronger. Influence may also take the shape of obstacles and pain, pushing you out of your comfort zone and into new realms of self-discovery. Accept these possibilities for progress, even if they seem scary or intimidating. Stepping beyond of your comfort zone helps you to confront anxieties, find hidden skills, and discover elements of yourself that you may not have realised existed.