Sunday, July 31, 2011
Who are you?
Before you can be successful in any relationship or business venture...you need to realize what you have to work with. And what you have to work with comes down to one thing...self awareness.
Now by self awareness...I do not mean what the Al Franken character; Stewart Smalley was selling you on SNL. I mean a real hard core look at ourselves from a strength and weakness perspective. What are we good at? What do we need to work on? What are our potential personal potholes and where can we excel?
Have you ever taken a personality profile? How did you incorporate that knowledge of yourself into your life moving forward? Did it affect how you deal with the people or tasks in your life?
You are the base. Nothing else can happen if you don't know what you have in your base. Once you have that down, find the balance. I am a big fan of balance. I think you have the best chance for success if you have it. But it sure is a helluva lot easier just to sit down at one end of the teeter totter isn't it. Problem is...you don't get anywhere by just sitting at that one end do you?
Realize the base...and then build around it.