Understanding the internal structure of, and may have diagnostic value.
We usually know about our own, the quality of our and our state of . If we don't know, then self-deception and self-delusion are propping up self-esteem and any confrontation will be felt as an unwelcome intrusion.
However, theof others will matter to us if we are involved in a venture with them. We must then assess, at any moment, just how determined, justified and motivated someone else is—especially when it is not in their interest to be perceived as lacking .
Each of thethat are intrinsic to are described below using the internal structure to identify key features.
is about fixating yourself at all times on making specific progress. It is well, if implicitly, understood to involve an about getting some that is based on , that are pursued and clearly. However, the way each of these components is handled is crucial.
Be fully willing but adaptivelymay resemble stubbornness, but it is intelligent rather than bullheaded. This shows up in your willingness to adapt in the face of intractable situations, or unexpected disappointments.
Be ever purposeful but reflectivelyis intrinsically purposeful, however it calls for more thought about those purposes: how comfortable you are with them, how fitting they are, and how they can be applied in the current situation.
Intensify communications but shrewdlyrequires inner support and ideally support from others as well. That requires you to be thinking and talking in a way that makes persistence seem wise and evidence of your strength and character.
Intensify experiences but sensiblyas well as be . That entails a degree of self-control and inner balance. You must look at obstacles from various perspectives and become aware, but never over-emotional and never arrogant.
Target change but meaningfullyhas to bed down in something tangible and a specific relevant targeted stage, even if a small step, needs to be identified. A journey of a hundred miles is made up of many single steps.
is about providing a rationale for persisting and adjusting your handling of the . It is well, if implicitly, understood to involve proffered in the form of a story based on your and with the view to getting some that makes sense in terms of . As with , the way that each of these components is handled is crucial.
Be ever purposeful but adaptively.must be based on a goal that fits the situation and takes account of the setbacks, delays or failure that you have experienced.
but reflectively. is more about talking to yourself intelligently than about addressing others, although that is often necessary. You must develop a credible story to keep going on the and that requires reflection.
but shrewdly. you must pick and choose amongst the ideas, feelings and intuitions to determine what to intensify. Negative feelings like regret, disappointment or revenge must be minimized or dismissed as unhelpful or counter-productive.
but sensibly. should work together with to make the chosen change target appear sensible as well as meaningful.
but meaningfully. has to be based in facts and reasons that are relevant to the situation. So inquiry is its foundation.
is about keeping yourself (and often others) acting at all times so as to make progress. It is well, if implicitly, understood to involve and activating to generate that leads to some that is reasonable being based on .
but adaptively messages that work in one situation will not work in another. That is why those clever-artistic motivational posters are so irritating to employees.
but reflectively requires that you address your own inner feelings. The root of feelings like futility, impotence and apathy must be recognized so they can be overcome.
but shrewdly thrives on the expectation of worthwhile success. So you must select a future state with a range of qualities that works as a motivator. Generalization is difficult. Usually the requirement is for a developmental stage that is neither too trivial or simple, nor too difficult or complicated. But occasionally a seemingly unreachable target is best.
Focus inquiry but sensibly.simply because it provides the good sense that should inform other features, especially choice of targets and decisions to reach them.
but meaningfully. is recognized most obviously by a flow of meaningful decisions and actions. These are guided by sensible inquiry and other higher level choices.
alone is not enough when you come to major blocks. Unless you get a , you may be stymied and the will not be met.
Creativity, in the sense of mental-imaginative work, is distributed through this whole structure. So it is misleading to perceive theseas the essence of creativity.
Originally posted: 31-Jan-2012; Last updated: 10-Jul-2013.