Recognize Your Blind Spots
Research shows that often it’s not what we see but what we fail to see that causes us to self-destruct. So it’s really important to become aware of our blind spots.
- Are you a perfectionist who can never admit your failings?
- Do you teeter constantly on the brink of burnout because you overdo everything?
- Are you so power-hungry that you’d fire your mom to win points with the boss?
- Do you micromanage people (even your family) to the point where they’d seriously like to do you bodily harm?
- Poll people who have known you for a long time and ask them to help you identify your blind spots.
- Be aware of the self-defeating patterns that can be triggered by blind spots. Teach yourself to let go.
- Once you are aware of your blind spots, keep them in mind as you make decisions and interact with others. Ask: Is there any aspect of this where I am giving in to a blind spot?
- Recognize that you will never please everyone all of the time. Don’t spend hours worrying about what never will be.
- Give yourself permission to be imperfect.
- How do you like this title for my new E-book which I will be using for my students & coaching clients?
- Self Awareness and Emotional Intelligence: Dr. Rob’s Workbook for Success in Career and Life.
- What are your blind spots? Please read the following and give me your feedback on what you see as your own blind spots.