Success Is Not Just About You!

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You may have even heard some “Life Coach” or “HR Guru” about “capitalizing on your strengths while just being aware of your weaknesses”.

Well, this is not quite right because success is not just about you!

That’s correct, success is about achieving the optimal directive correlation between you and your environment.

In other words, success is a function of the fitness of your directive correlation with your environment.

Therefore, it doesn’t really matter how many strengths or weaknesses you may have. We all have both of them, and while some people fight their weaknesses, others are not even aware of their strengths. Focusing just on your strengths or weaknesses is not good enough.

Today’s world, of increasing relevant uncertainties and exponential technical growth, requires people with the ability and desire to thrive on uncertainty and chaos. In order to do this, we must make the most of our strengths while turning around and capitalizing on our weaknesses. In other words, we must become tropophilic.

The reason is simple and common sense, once you achieve a good level of efficiency, it’s very difficult to improve significantly. Thus, instead of wasting valuable energy and resources trying to improve your strengths, you could dramatically capitalize on your weaknesses because it is precisely your weaknesses what will allow you to become significantly stronger and tropophilic.

There is no reason to dwell on something you want to accomplish and keep thinking about it. If you already know what is it that you have to do, and you know how to do it, then, just do it!

We can always further enhance our consciousness to be always prepared and act instinctively on the right foot. While most people try to react to a given (negative) situation, you should be able to take advantage of it, manipulate it and turn it around to your short and long-term benefit.

Don’t forget your higher purpose on your path to success. This will allow you to be always in control and be true to yourself. Your highest purpose is the best anchor to maintain you steadfast in a turbulent and uncertain world by knowing yourself. Knowing yourself is much more than just believing in yourself.

Don’t waste time/energy competing with others, let others compete with you and remain in a continuous learning mood, further developing your critical thinking skills and creating change (i.e., becoming a disruptor), rather than adapting to it. Hence, developing the optimal directive correlation with your environment.

We’ve all been indoctrinated with the infamous idea of the “Survival Of The Fittest.” Dinosaurs were pretty “fit” and impressive. Yet, their directive correlation with their environment was doomed.

Here’s To Your Optimal Directive Correlation With Your Environment!

JC Wandemberg Ph.D.

President & Founder

Sustainable Systems International

About the author: Dr. Wandemberg is an international consultant, professor, and analyst of economic, environmental, social, managerial, marketing, and political issues. For the past 30 years Dr. Wandemberg has collaborated with corporations, communities, and organizations to integrate sustainability through self-transformation processes and Open Systems Design Principles, thus, catalyzing a Culture of Trust, Transparency, and Integrity.

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