like to focus on "potential" -- theirs and others.
-Dr. Linda Berens
Each of us has an internal impulse to become more of ourselves.
Artistotle used the term entelechy, which means, roughly, a
predisposition toward a certain ultimate form. In each life-form's nature
is contained its entelechy. It is the entelechy of an acorn to
become an oak, it is the entelechy of a caterpillar to become a butterfly, and
it is the entelechy of a baby to become an adult.
INFJs instinctively know this, and they will often focus upon the potential of
individuals and attempt to coax forth the development or course of development
of an individual's destiny.
tend to believe that when
you truly understand yourself -- your nature along with your uniqueness -- you
begin to see your purpose in life. You also get a glimpse of your amazing
potential and begin to sense the completeness that is possible, the oak within
you. What's more, you connect with your intrinsic nature. No outside authority
can make choices for you anymore because you replace it with your own inner
authority: Now you make choices because you know who you are and what
makes sense for you.
are some exercises to help you get to know yourself better, and get a glimpse of
your own potential.
something called a Kiviat Graph. The eight sections are labeled with major
areas of life.
center of the wheel as zero (couldn't be worse) and the outer edge as a ten
(totally rocks), rank your level of satisfaction on each spoke. Then connect all the dots with lines and
shade in the inner portions.
How balanced is your wheel? Where do you score lowest?
Would you like to raise your score in some of these areas?
exercise can help you see areas where you might focus on improving your life.
If you want
support through life coaching, please contact
me and we'll schedule a collaborative interview to see if we make a good
are often a Holder of
Aspirational Vision - Being
a "stand" for what is possible and evoking the best of what people can
be. This requires a respectful yet direct form of challenging people, with
support, and contradiction of obsolete behaviors, while offering validation for
people being and doing the best that they are capable of and supporting
breakthroughs in the face of obstacles that often prevent progress toward
successful outcomes. It is about being a clear, consistent, and focused
space where people can continuously create a desired future of their choosing
and empowering them to invest in what they are passionately invested in by
aligning their choices with what has meaning and is deeply purposeful to them. It
also demands bold accountability to the highest intentions and aspirations
that those you serve seek to discover.
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