We all are unique in our own way. But how can we identify that? And how can we use the knowledge of our atomic preferences to find our happy place in life, especially the professional life? How can we stay unique and valuable at the same time?
What you’ll discover
- Why and how we are different. What forms our uniqueness.
- How to identify your uniqueness and benefit from it.
- How to use atomic preferences on the job market.
- How to stay unique and valuable at the same time.
- We humans are the same: we are born, we eat, study, make for a living, fall in love, grieve, and rejoice. So, we often have similar issues or hard moments. And it’s good, because we can understand others as well as be understood. Moreover, we are parts of one society, so we should be alike. But sometimes we are so similar that we can’t identify ourselves anymore. We want to be a little bit unique, we want to be valuable, but the society often expects from us to be all as one, to be measured by a single ruler, to be rewarded with the same price, or to be educated by the same punishment.
- Let’s be honest with ourselves! We often feel that we have something special, something different in ourselves. Sometimes, we can feel it when we share our ideas or thoughts with others, and see their reaction. Or we can see that we…
- We are often treated as peculiarities of our character. Sometimes as redundant things, and sometimes as a fun add-on. Some of those characteristics can be easily identified and we’re aware of them, but others are hidden subconscious parts of our personality because we don’t focus on them. Can we convert our personal preferences and features into something useful?
- I’m sure that we are unique. Each one of us! Because we grew up in different environments with different people around us and different things that influenced us. All of those factors made us who we are and shaped our unique personalities. We can pretend that we are the same as others, but we can’t reject ourselves, or close eyes on our differences. By accepting who we are, we can get the most out of our peculiarities.
- Instead of identifying ourselves using some predefined and given patterns, like profession, or type of personality, we can break down things that surround us to small atomic pieces. Some of those we really like or feel comfortable with, but others we want to avoid. And by breaking all of that down into tiny pieces, let’s say puzzles, we can see that some of those puzzles are from our own picture, and others are borrowed and they’re not a part of us. And if we select only our own puzzle parts, we will be able to create a clean picture of ourselves which consists of atomic preferences.
- A lot of people are still looking for some better job alternatives. And that means that the process of self-identification in a professional world at school or university is far from being ideal. It’s important to realize that…
- How can you identify your own atomic preferences? The easiest way, as for me, is to think of what you like to do and try to analyze what exactly you like and don’t like about that. Or even better, while doing the things you like, you…
- Understanding and exploring yourself is a not a single-day process. You can do it constantly. And if you want to be happy, you should do it constantly! It doesn’t take a lot of your focus or effort. But it gives you all those puzzles…
- What should we do for a living? How can we be ourselves and still be valuable? Having knowledge about ourselves, about our atomic preferences, we can identify what job could be better for us in comparison to the current one. Or, even if we are applying for a standard position, we can declare what we don’t like to do and what we are obsessed with. And, if an employer is open-minded, he or she will accept you for a position based on your real value.
- Recall the situation when someone is asking you what you like to do? And while answering, we often think in terms of a profession. We can answer that we like the current profession or a desirable one. But it serves us a bad favor…
- In the future, when you provide your CV for a job position, you can mention your preferences and show yourself as a unique employee.
- Is it possible to be unique and valuable? Shouldn’t we be universal soldiers? I bet we can be unique, and we can bring value by being unique. Do you remember four penguins from the “Madagascar” cartoon? Each penguin played its own unique role, but together they acted as one team. And, let’s admit, a good team. It would be so boring to have four identical penguins there. So, you definitely can be both unique and complementing part of a good team.
The task for the next week
Please, take an activity that you like participating in and analyze what exactly you like in it and what you don’t like. Please, be as detailed as you can. As a result, you will have the first puzzles of your own true picture.