That’s Einstein when asked what question would he like to see answered.
A profound question disguised as a simple one.
Early in my career as a trainer, I ran a workshop for new managers and as part of them learning Human Resource management, we ran a behavior skills section using the DISC behavior assessment.
The model segregated each personality type based on two sets of umbrella questions:
Of course, it is not a perfect behavior model but it was always interesting to see how the perception of the environment and one’s ability to impact it determined so many behaviors and preferences in these individuals.
‘How do I view the universe? Or more importantly, how do I view the world and my immediate environment?’
Do you think of your immediate environment as a friendly, favorable and abundant place? Do you see yourself as someone who has the ability to impact and change your environment? Or do you see yourself pushed and pulled by it without any say in the matter?
How you choose to answer those questions almost entirely determines the life you experience.
It determines how you interact with others, how motivated you are, where you spend your time and energy, what challenges you take on, what you value and how you view happiness and success.
Einstein’s question is Law of Attraction 101.
Any leadership trainer / behavior guru will tell you, personality or behavior assessments show you a snapshot of your preferences right now. That we display different sets of preferences for different settings. They will also tell you that we are capable of developing new behaviors and are not stuck with the ones we have now.
So when you come across someone saying, ‘you can have anything you want’ or ‘you can be anyone you want to’; it’s a 100% true.
It ALL starts with your perception of not only the world; but also the perception of your place in it.
So, is the universe a friendly place?