Thursday, April 09, 2015

Integrate the whole of your personality

The more I am me, the better work I do. 

But force me to work against my instinctive grain, and my output will be shite. 

That’s why I’m both a proponent and practitioner of identity based creation. Tapping into my native endowments of creativity, motivation, inspiration and intelligence and channeling them in the service of the work I do. 

It’s like a game to see what part of myself I can bring to the task at hand. It requires having a high level of consciousness about myself, but it’s always worthwhile. 

Here’s how it works. Before doing something, I instinctively ask myself certain questions:

How can I use the parts of myself that I most value to make this more enjoyable? What unique aspects of my personality can I enlist to help me in this situation? And which talents, that I might never exercise anywhere else, might be valuable here? 

Asking these questions only takes a moment, but adding that extra layer of awareness and integration to the activity makes it more enjoyable for me, and more effective for the people around me. Which is especially helpful when I’m doing something boring or meaningless. 

And so, the process of integrating the whole of my personality reconciles the experiences. It makes me feel okay with myself. And it keeps apathy from completely degrading my performance. 

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