As Dr. Arnold J. Toynbee, the philosophic historian, once said, “No human beings have got very far in the exploration of the spiritual universe. The new worlds with whose life it is now most urgent for us to make contact are the spiritual worlds within ourselves.”
A self-analysis can pay rich dividends in at least three ways:
- Increased managerial effectiveness and impact on others.
- Better personal fulfillment.
- Greater personal fulfillment.
“Only as you know yourself,” says Bernard M. Baruch, “can your brain serve you as a sharp and efficient tool. Know your own failings, passions, and prejudices so you can separate them from what you see.” (This is a serious problem for most people. They daydream of spectacular achievements far into the future, making the day-to-day improvements seem of little importance. But without the small, continuous, day-to-day improvements, the spectacular achievements of the future will never be reached.)
~ Mortimer R. Feinberg, Ph.D., Effective Psychology For Mangers, (1965)