Podcast – Episode 0204 – Mistakes vs Blind Spots
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In this episode, Joel and Antonia talk about the difference between mistakes and blind spots.
In this podcast you’ll find:
- We all have blind spots.
- Maybe your blind spot is paperwork or turning things in on time.
- Maybe it’s talent scouting.
- There is a difference between mistakes and blind spots.
- Blind spots are things you may never improve on.
- Mistakes are things in which you can develop skill.
- Sometimes it takes us a long time to realize what our blind spots are.
- When it comes to blind spots, we sometimes avoid accepting that it may be a lifelong limitation.
- When it comes to mistakes, people are so crushed by them that they see themselves as flawed imposters.
- “This thing was supposed to be my strength, and I made a mistake, and so therefore maybe I’m wrong about who I am and what I’m good at.”
- When it comes to blind spots, we can be eternally optimistic about ourselves and refuse to admit defeat.
- If it’s a blind spot, delegate it to someone else and stop wasting time on it.
- If it is something you should be good at, give yourself some space to master it.
- INTX Unleashed “Roll person merger”
- ENFP 3 yr old blind spot is introverted sensing (Si).
- Si is good at crossing the T and dotting the i and getting the paperwork done.
- How do you distinguish the things that are blind spots vs. mistakes?
- What should be released? And what should be improved upon?
- “The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done” by Peter Drucker
- “If you want to be effective, focus on your strengths. Let other people pick up the pieces that you drop.”
- The other things about our blind spots are that we have hubris around them and don’t acknowledge our struggle.
- Or we minimize the importance of whatever falls under your blind spot.
- We can often laugh at our blind spots, but mistakes can be wrapped up in our ego.
- “I didn’t do it right, and I should have.”
- This tendency to overvalue our skill level can retard our progress and keep us from going to the next level.
- Continue to test iterate on the mistakes and let go of the blind spots.
- When we can let go of the blind spot stuff, it can be a relief.
- We may tend to churn uselessly in our blind spots and accomplish nothing.
- Whereas if we have the belief that we have skills in an area that we haven’t built skill in, it can be humiliating.
- So, we churn away in our blind spot rather than face the humiliating prospect that we aren’t as good at something as we think.
- When we aren’t good at our blind spots, we may experience anxiety because we know we aren’t naturally wired to perform well.
- But when it comes to mistakes, it is more crushing.
- Personality typology systems are useful because they help us identify our blind spots and the things that we can be good at if we just work at it.
- Enneagram types and subtypes can help us identify our strengths and weaknesses, too.
- Typology helps with our diagnostic abilities.
- Some people may disregard their blind spots, while others may double down on them.
- Do you disregard or double down?
- Are you afraid to explore your strengths and avoid taking the licks to improve?
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