Another year is over, and we’re on-set for the New Year!
We’ve always been thankful to God for the year that has been
and of course, we would also want to have the best of the new…ever!
Excited as we are with whatever is in-stored for us in the next 364 days,
we should as much be excited with what WE COULD SHARE
so as to open up our door to relationships which could bring the difference and make more significance to our existence.
But wait, we should first peep-in through the windows of our SELF; otherwise, we wouldn’t really know what there is to offer and what there is to be in need of.
To BEST BEGIN, why not strive for this SELF-DISCOVERY and DISCLOSURE?
We can never really give what we don’t have;
and we wouldn’t know what to give if we wouldn’t identify what we have.
In the same way, we wouldn’t really strive to work for something
if we are not aware of what we don’t have.
To end up satisfied and fulfilled by the end of the year,
first things first: PEEP-IN your OWN WINDOW and see that you’ll be more aware of what you want to do, for you to WORK-OUT a more beautiful year ahead!
SO, grab this opportunity now … look within, query around, reflect on feedback, find opportunities.
Begin filling-in your window:
|Photo Credit to: http://www.startofhappiness.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/johari_window.png|
This is a Johari Window, a Model developed by American psychologists Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham in 1955, an idea derived as the upshot of the group dynamics in University of California. The name ‘Johari’ came from joining their first two names: Jo-Har-I.
As a Psychological Tool, the ‘Johari’ window model is relevantly used to identify TWO TRUTHS in your life: the “known” and the “unknown” areas which you and others “see” and “do not see” .
It could aid in improving self-awareness, ‘soft’ skills and in motivating personal development as you go through the journey of discovering “who you are” as a person. – while you enhance your perception on others through social “trust” as you thrive to achieve the task of understanding and enhancing communication for interpersonal development when you’re already in a group.
Each person is represented by the Johari model through four quadrants or window panes which signify personal information, feelings, motivation and whether that information is known or unknown to oneself or others in four viewpoints:
1. “Open self” or Arena - the “Public” area which you and others see in you: attitudes, behavior, emotions, feelings, skills and views. You typically do not mind discussing with others this part of you. Most of the time you agree with this view you have and others have of you upon “feedback solicitation”.
2. “Hidden Self” or Façade – the “Private” area which you see in yourself but others don’t; known to you but is kept unknown from others which you feel reluctant to reveal: feelings, past experiences, fears, secrets, faults, weaknesses, and dysfunctions due to modesty, vulnerability & protection.
3. “Blind self” or blind spot –the area which you do not see in yourself but others see in you: those that others know in a group but you are unaware of it. Others may interpret yourselves differently than you expect; sometimes a mismatch between your talk & walk which you fail to detect.
4. “Unknown Self” area - the “Undiscovered” area of your self that you cannot see nor others around you: your feelings, capabilities, talents; even the traumatic past experiences or events which can be unknown for a lifetime and makes you unaware till you discover your hidden qualities and capabilities through observation of others. You would need to strive for Open Communication to effectively decrease the unknown area and thus to communicate effectively.
Should you strive to socialize and earn feedback from others, you could result to MUTUAL TRUST among your group and the sizes of your known arenas could be increased downwards, thus by reducing the hidden and unknown areas in your life.
So there, ‘hope this could be the first you could accomplish among all else in 2014!
So long as you are ever willing to open up those windows, more doors of opportunities will be opened.
“Something good is going to happen to you
through out this year!”
Claim it in Jesus’ name and nurture that trust deep within
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