Visionary. I will forge a clear vision for my future and be alert to what could alter my course.
Withdrawn (Deficient)………….Visionary…………… Grandiose (Overuse)
In the space between withdrawn and grandiose, there is a chance to be visionary in a way that empowers us to realize the future we most want. This middle space requires us to own our own power, so we don’t fall prey to being withdrawn or passive. If we’re not busy doing our own plan, it can increase the chance that our life outcomes will happen to us instead of by us. Through lack of conviction about our own dreams, we may unwittingly become a pawn in someone else’s grand scheme that includes us. By becoming enamored with what someone else dreams of doing we can sometimes lose our way. So, today, we must make hast to ensure we have a clear VISION of the life we want long-term — and then make a commitment to steady progress through small steps each day.
TILT 365 CHALLENGE: Today, I will forge a clear vision for my future and be alert to what could alter my course.
Avoiding Grandiosity (Overuse)
Using one’s creativity and imagination is essential to casting a vision for our future. However, if our vision is too grandiose and not grounded in enough reality, it can actually cause us become fixated on something that borders on delusion. This can happen when we feel we are not special enough. To avoid the sadness, we begin to espouse exaggerated plans that may feed an insatiable drive for fame and admiration. Then get caught up in a narcissistic bubble where we believe we are entitled, superior and untouchable. Then, before we know it, we believe our own lies and rationalize that the rules do not apply to us. Leading to a collision course with reality where we lose our inner balance and the house of cards falls down. Our positive influence shrinks instead of inching forward.
- Tilt 365 Trait: Visionary
- Underused: Withdrawn
- Overused: Grandiose
- Strength: Inspiration
- Quadrant: Resilience
This blog is authored by team members at Tilt365 a startup that helps people evolve themselves and their teams for exponential positive influence.