Do you Love yourself enough to do an honest self SWOT (Strength Weakness Opportunities Threat) analysis?
Facing the truth and reality about ourselves is not the easiest thing to do…
…but it’s a loving thing to do because it sets us free to Grow Up.
Growth is an upward movement that takes us higher in life, closer and closer to our dreams.
I want to grow.
How about you?
Are you serious about your growth and future?
Today, I know I’m growing when I felt ready to hear the W out of my own self SWOT analysis. I kept inviting my boss to tell me what he sees…
By lunch time, with my two colleagues on his left and right, he looked me seriously in the eye, jaws set in place… and he went for it. In just 4 points, he mapped out a clear direction for realignment.
It was humbling…
…but more than anything, I was deeply grateful for the wisdom gained.
From his constructive feedback, I can grow better from here onwards.
I guess what drove me to seek out his feedback was a short scene from a Korean drama I’m crazy about right now, ‘Advertising Genius Lee Tae Baek.’ The scripts are really true to life in advertising and his ‘master’ or Ad Guru reminds me of my current boss and ex-CD rolled into one. 🙂
There is this scene where Tae Baek is having a big wake up call from his over-inflated confidence. Something his ex-gf said to him came to mind…
…and spoke to me.
“When we used to be together, I liked that side of you and thought it was cool. But now it just looks like you don’t have a sense of reality and you’re unsteady. If you want to work in this field, then you can’t just do it with positivity and passion. You have to coldly present yourself to reality.”
Coldly present yourself to reality…
…most of us spend our whole lives running from doing just that.
We’re afraid of what we may really see when all the illusions drop… a point which was highlighted so clearly and simply in the same episode.
I’m ready for all the illusions to fade away. The cold hard truth is really my friend…
…with one side of my wings made of dreams and another side firmly in touch with reality…
I’m gaining the balance I need to fly.
Maybe that’s why the word Conscious was leaping out at me today.
It’s good to be awake…
“Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours.”- Swedish Proverb
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