Everyone has a blind spot. A habit or way of behaving that everyone knows about you – everyone, that is, except yourself. Identifying your blind spot will help you recognize when your behavior is being dictated by it and can help you overcome it.
I have listed some of the most common blind spots below. If any of them sound a little too familiar, check out some of my fixes to better “see” that blind spot.
I am rarely on time. Somehow I am nearly always running late. When it comes to time, people either run early or they run late. You either are overcommitted, or not stopping your prior activity soon enough. Fix: For the next seven days your task is to be early for everything! Bring something to read or work on, but be at least five minutes early for every single appointment and commitment. See how you feel at the end of the week.
I do not stand up for myself. I hate conflict and avoid it with regularity. People are either assertive, aggressive or passive-aggressive. There is no such thing as passive-passive, so while you may think you are avoiding conflict, you are actually adding to it in an underhanded way. Fix: During the next seven days, choose at least three minor injustices that you would usually let ride and force yourself to address them. Push back verbally on the responsible party; no emails, just say it. See if the world comes to an end. If not, move on to bigger things.
I don’t have any patience. Nothing moves fast enough for me and my impatience probably shows. Impatience costs you and you know it. Fix: Over the next seven days, select a coping behavior and commit to it. Choose yoga, deep breathing, singing, prayer, meditation – anything that helps you relax– and do it quietly by yourself. Try it!
I have trouble making up my mind. I need to take time to ponder, but often the pondering leads to more indecisiveness. Fix: Make decisions on the BIG stuff to help your overall decision-making. Right now you are probably overwhelmed because you are grouping ALL the decisions you are presented with into one giant, scary pile. You will feel much better, however, if you tackle a few big decisions right away. Those big “yes” or “no” decisions will likely either make the smaller ones seem irrelevant or become part of the new plan. You have seven days to go BIG or go home on at least one decision!
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