Ok, now we know change is possible, at an unconscious level, so how do you find out more about you to enable the move from unconscious incompetence? In fact what are you unconsciously incompetent about? At the moment you know you are stuck.
Moving from unconscious incompetence… The first critical step is to ‘get to know me.’ It goes something like this:
Before considering the answers to the following questions, tell yourself to be honest with you. There is no point answering the questions to get to know yourself at a deeper level if the answers are superficial, what you think you should write or even what you think someone else would like you to write. Remember, this is for you. You have a choice as to whether or not you want to share the insights you will discover – either now or later. Your thoughts and feelings will change, evolve if you like, as you move through the getting to know you stage so beware of drawing conclusions to soon.[pullquote]So, keeping it simple to kick us off with, lets go for what may seem quite basic on the face of it. Just go with the first thing to enter you mind. This is usually the most reliable content coming from your unconscious.[/pullquote]
So, keeping it simple to kick us off with, lets go for what may seem quite basic on the face of it. Just go with the first thing to enter you mind. This is usually the most reliable content coming from your unconscious. Succinct responses and not War and Peace is what is called for here. There are facts and not evaluations.
Grab a piece of paper and jot down your responses now.
What nationality am I?
What common prejudices do people have against my nationality?
Which of these apply to me?
Two people who have influenced me are:
Two events that have influenced me are:
My two worst character traits are:
My best two character traits are:
Two compliments I get most often are:
Which of these is the most powerful to me?
Consider something hurtful that was said to me.
Consider something significant that has changed in the last two years of my life.
What am I currently struggling with?
Describe an experience I always tell people about.
Two things i’m most proud of are:
Two things I regret are:
What do I spend
too much time on
not enough time on
Im sure your responses have provoked various emotions. That is a good thing.
The purpose of the exercise is to start to bring to the surface underlying (or unconscious) feelings you may or may not have been aware of. It’s time you give yourself a pat on the back and a breather for now. Tomorrow we will go a little further and discover more about who am I really? Let us see what emerges as we travel along this road of self discovery and get to change those things you really want to.
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