Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Time is well spent if it is on self-awareness

Both of us spend a considerable amount of time doing research into the different concepts and thinking that underpin our business portfolio of cognitive mapping, evaluation and knowledge-sharing tools.

During one such research period, we identified the following quote and realised that it was significant to us given some of what we had recently observed in our many interactions and networks.

"Anyone can become angry - that is easy. But to be angry with the right person,to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way -this is not easy."
Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics

We then discovered that many different development coaches proceed to offer you ideas as to how you can address the issues contained in the above quotation, things like:

  1. Keep an Open Mind
  2. Be Flexible
  3. Don't be Afraid to Make Mistakes
  4. There is Always More to Learn
  5. Define Your Own Success
  6. Life is for Living
  7. Enjoy the Journey
  8. Remember We Each Shape our Own Destiny
  9. Know When to Give and When to Take
  10. Keep a Positive Attitude
  11. If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there

To achieve even half of the things on the list involves a great deal of soul searching, or maybe even someone to help you with that vital first stage - self-awareness

This is great as a starting place, however it is not the solution it itself. From here will be practical steps to lead you to a place where you are happy with your behaviour and resulting actions and they produce what you set out to achieve.

Have a good March.

The KnowledgeWorx team!
Józefa and David


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