When dealing with other people, it’s always easier when you know what makes them tick. What motivates them? This led to some introspection. What did I really want out of life? I realized that I was probably much different than others. The following characteristics aren’t mutually-exclusive, there is no wrong or right really, as everyone may have a little of each but you may realize one is prominent.
Don’t take the Lego characters too seriously either, eh? I just went to a Lego-themed birthday party and watched Star Wars again.
“I seek the admiration and respect of others.”
“I like being the boss and giving orders.”
Duty / Honor
“I find a higher calling in serving my religion/country/world.”
“I love my job.”
“I want be a good wife/husband/mother/father.”
“I don’t take orders from anyone.”
Path of Least Resistance
“I don’t question the status quo and like to follow others.”
I would say that my top preferences from highest to lowest would be personal freedom, family, and duty. I’m still working on starting a family and how to best help higher causes. Low on my list is power and prestige. I don’t enjoy managing others (having people below me in the ranks) or being told what to do (having people above me). I feel this hurts me in the areas of leadership and probably makes me a bad employee. This make me think I should just work for myself. How about you?
By Jonathan Ping | Goals | 2/15/12, 3:00am