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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Uncovering Your Blindspot.

Bruce Springsteen wrote a song titled, Dancing in the Dark in 1984. 
You probably have heard it.
And love it.

I guess there are benefits to Dancing in the Dark if you think about it. 

-No one will see how badly you move on the dance floor.
-When you elbow the person next to you, they won't know who it was.
-When you trip, you can just pretend it is a new dance groove called Break Falling.

Dancing in the Dark may be fine for some ungroovy person, however, there are a lot of people who just don't dance in the dark...they live in it
Every day scores of good people walk around, unaware of the aspects in their lives that hold them back. 

---Let's call these areas BLIND SPOTS. 

Look at the figure below, called the Johari Window (named guessed it, Joe and Harry).  Real creative

This is a great tool in helping you become more effective as a person.
In life you will no doubt receive feedback.  Whether you solicit it (asking your friends to critique you) or whether you get it unsolicited (when you don't ask you friends and they tell you anyway). 

If you are wise, you will surround yourself with good people who will help strip away your delusions and start telling you the truth. 
In short, they will be getting you to see your BLIND SPOTS.  This will be painful, but it will help you! 

The thing about when you have your BLIND SPOTS unveiled is
------It will hurt.  It will agitate.  You will want to defend yourself & your actions.  WHY?

-Look again the Window-  
Your BLIND SPOT is known to others BUT not to yourself! 
This means you are walking around unaware of what everyone else is watching you do.   

Look, no one said that this was going to be easy.
And I guess it all depends on what you want out of life.

-If you want to be average...just ignore this.
If you want to be aware of this.
If you want to be will print this out, ask someone to be honest with you and start your journey to Greatness.

 -Proverbs 26: 12
Do you see a person wise in their own eyes?

There is more hope for a fool than for them.

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