Dean Koontz wrote  14 books that were number one on the New York Times Bestseller List. His life was briefly reviewed in Dr. Mardy’s Quotes of the Week this morning. Two quotes from Dean Koontz’s cited by Dr. Mardy relate to self-knowledge.

One speaks to the importance of challenging our beliefs and mental models in gaining greater self-knowledge:

“Changing the way you live means changing the way you think.

Changing the way you think means changing what you believe about life.”

The other speaks to the importance of knowing the critical difference between self-awareness and self-knowledge. Many stay stuck because they fail to understand this distinction:

“Recognizing the structure of your psychology doesn’t mean that you can easily rebuild it.”