Alright, maybe I shouldn’t call them cons – but I am talking about myself so I will. I don’t have a problem talking about the things that need to be improved upon in my life. Anymore, that is. It wasn’t always that way. Discussions such as this triggered defense mechanisms that included everything from passive aggressive behaviors to all out manipulation.
However, personal inventory is something I do on a regular basis now. I even enjoy it. I get excited at the possibility of finding that weak link and developing ideas to strengthen it up.
I have often seen the practice of going through the alphabet to facilitate this process. I always thought it was a cute idea. Until I saw Patti Digh of 37 Days doing it – then I realized it was brilliant and could be beautiful, creative, and productive. Those characteristics usually put me all in and this is no exception. Her personal inventory is insightful and inspiring. I hope she starts all over when she is finished!
When going through these kinds of things, one must decide what format works best for them. I am a SWOT girl myself (Michele Martin does an excellent job of outlining this process), so I need to know about strengths and weaknesses and how I can leverage both. And I won’t do it in consecutive posts because I need more time to process the information.
I am also looking for ways to be unconventional (April is such the rebel), so I don’t want to start with “A”.
So, I am
- starting with “L” because I can
- moving through at my own pace because I think that’s important
- giving two traits because recognizing both what works and what could work better is crucial
- inviting you to come along with me
At this point, I want to tag folks so bad! There are some people that I learn so much from and just know their involvement would phenom…but I resist. But I am hoping real hard!
Let’s get started…
*Photo credit to CBIdesign