Any time we feel frustrated, overwhelmed or stressed, we have an opportunity to call forth different aspects of ourselves to feel calmer, more fulfilled and peaceful.
Recently one of my clients felt stressed because she’s transitioning into new work and her Strategic wanted to look at the many ways she could proceed. Before Strategic could assess and choose the best one, Activator got impatient and wanted to get going. Activator didn’t care about the steps involved. Activator just wanted to get going.
When I asked her which of her top strengths wanted to play (and lessen the conflict), she answered immediately, in a much softer tone. Developer spoke up. “When I work with my clients, I help them take the next step. Just one.” Then Positivity chimed in: “And that is great, that is enough.”
My client immediately relaxed as Developer and Positivity balanced Strategic and Activator.
Each of our strengths has their own “personality” and their own needs. As we come to know and understand each, we have this amazing opportunity to create synergistic internal teamwork!
Ah, the good life. When we notice we have many internal “characters” and they all have needs, we can greatly reduce internal conflict by allowing them all to play.
The trick is: in the right order, at the right time, for the right reasons and at the right intensity!
So, that’s a bit about one of my clients’ stories. Now, take her out and put you in. Who wants to play?
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