Do you know your paradigm? Are you highly instinctual, reactive, or tend to fly by the seat of your pants? Do you have the ability to bob and weave with life? Are you a survivor?
You were born with one of 7 ways of relating to the world, and if you can relate to the above you may have been born with the Reactive paradigm. Like with all 7 paradigms, there is a positive side and a negative side. The positive aspect of your nature can propel you to your highest self. You are resourceful, able to get what you need when you need it. You are resilient and have sharp instincts; your gut feelings are great assets. You are without a doubt a survivor.
But the dark side, the aspect of your nature that will trap you, is just as much a part of you. You create chaos and tend to live a chaotic life within chaotic circumstances. You can be a taker, taking from others what you think you need. And you can also become dependent on others to get your needs met.
There are times when being reactive is necessary- in an emergency, when playing sports, doing improv, debating, and more. However if you’re stuck you are only surviving rather than thriving. Sometimes we accept being stuck by thinking that’s just the way life is, but it doesn’t have to be. Ask yourself:
- How are my finances? Could that part of my life be better? What would that look like?
- How are my relationships? Could that part of my life be better? What would that look like?
- How am I experiencing my time? Could that part of my life be better? What would that look like?
- How is my health? My nutrition? My fitness? Could that part of my life be better? What would that look like?
It is very likely that if any part of your life isn’t what you’d like it to be and you’ve experienced the same things over and over again, you’re stuck. The stress & frustration being stuck causes isn’t necessary, not just the way it is. You can evolve into your higher self, the version of you who uses your strengths to live the life you want rather than the one you were dealt.
The first step is to really know yourself. Take our paradigm survey to find your nature and reach out to us with your questions.
You can evolve.
Know yourself. Know what you want. Find the right coach. Evolve with your money.
Disclosures: The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. They do not necessarily reflect the views of LPL Financial.