In today’s modern age, it’s nigh indispensable for people to understand their own capabilities, values, errors, lacking points, and to be able to “sell themselves” in light of all these. Most believe that self-management is the strategy of people acting important, itching to progress, and overly careerist. However, in a world where the Law of the Jungle is the rule, without being confident in themselves, people may find it difficult to advance in their career, or realise their goals. In order to achieve this, we need a personality with which we can identify ourselves, and the people around us also accept us, making becoming a part of the community happen without a hitch. Proper self-knowledge, a positive effect on our environment, willingness to change, and being performance-oriented are required for self-management.
People manage their own lives to a certain level as well, and in order to do this, knowing and understanding ourselves is indispensable, just like being aware of our limits and opportunities. There are times when someone tries to help themselves in vain, because they do not know how to do it. In order to do this, there is a need for a realistic self-knowledge, and a healthy self-confidence as well. We have to increase our self-confidence, and we have to manage ourselves. “Self-management means that we intentionally control ourselves, we determine our targets and goals ourselves, and we plan our lives and professional activities in a way that they are goal-oriented, well-organised, and rational. We solve our problems with well-based methods and tools, we efficiently and successfully economise and use our energy, time, and tools (Gyimesi, 2008)”.
In order to properly manage ourselves, we also need a sufficient level of self-knowledge. Because if we are in ownership of this, we can reach desired goals by adapting the various self-management methods to our own personalities. All self-management incentives or processes happen through a determined course of several steps, which is based on a series of cognitive and active points. In most cases, this process is not intentional, however, it always has five separate steps.