Why it is important?
“Know thyself,” is an instrumental element to successful personal management. I’m talking about self-control and knowing your personal power.
A business management guru named Peter F. Drucker, discussed the importance of self-knowledge in one’s personal and professional career and life. I’m going to conceptually use “Drucker’s” thoughts to present a manner of thinking for personal management.
Drucker made the following statement, he said “do not try to change yourself – you are unlikely to succeed. work to improve the way you achieve” (2005).
I would like to emphasize the importance of doing a scan (internal and external) and to ask the uncomfortable and maybe hard questions. These questions are the ideas to supply some structure to the process for positive maximization. So, I propose, an examination of the — who, what, where and how — of life. We’ll call ‘em the “4” Quadrants, UBetcha!!
***Hopefully, this exercise will be an adventure and aid in gaining better self-knowledge***
Quad 1 …. Who “R” U?
Drucker stated, “to do anything well, one needs to cultivate a deep understanding of self.” Period! This kind of knowledge doesn’t happen overnight, by golly, but it can and does happen. It’s about setting intentions to not only know your strengths and weakness but also how you learn, work, and what your values are (important stuff to know!).
In knowing all this, YOU come into the fullness and beauty of SELF. We can perform better through this knowledge as a benefit to develop ourselves in immeasurable ways. Enhance your Super Powers!
Quad 2 …. What Can U Do?
To self-manage with some success, one must ask, “what are my values?” This question has everything to do with — what you will and will not tolerate! I know, Easier said than done, tolerance can be tricky, Right?! You see, if we allow, people will put us in some very interesting and challenging situations.
However, you do not have to attend every drama-laden, angst-ridden, occurrence in your life!
Check it out, consistent interaction with people whose value system are incompatible and unacceptable to ours leads to both frustration and non-activity.
Edit people out of your life who challenge your values, Ruthlessly and Often! I approve of this message.
Quad 3 …. Where R U Going?
The choice is definitively in your hands. The answers to bullet #2 “what you will and will not tolerate,” is an enormous enabler. You know the answers concerning your strengths, values, and achievements, and thus, can discern where to commit and decide where you don’t belong.
One can say to any challenge, opportunity, or offer, YES! with confidence. Whether this YES is…. I can handle that, I can do that, or I will do that! This definiteness of purpose makes for the kind of results one can expect because this is “who YOU are.”
Quad 3 … How Do U Do U?
There has been research that shows few people know how they get things done. I think we can agree; different people do things differently. So, ask yourself how you “learn, work, and achieve?”
The following may be an even more important point, like your strengths, how you learn, work, and achieve is unique and a matter of your personality. Find your sweet spot for productivity.
It comes down to “2” things…what rocks your boat and does it add value to your life?
daTOOL…A lil Worksheet!
So, lovelies, here’s a link to a downloadable assessment to aid in getting some Mo’ knowledge.
Get your research on with this worksheet…personal development
To know is life Enhancing! I encourage your personal success = be curious, think, and manage like a BOSS!
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