We’re all different. No surprise there, right? This is perhaps one of the most amazing things about humankind. We are all different and have such different gifts. We all have traits or abilities that come naturally to us while other things take more effort. One of the things that correlates to what we find more easy or more challenging is our temperment.
There are many different tests to analyze temperment. One very relevant and accessible test is the Color Code. The color code test assigns one of four colors based on test results. Each person is a combination of all four colors, of course, but we have dominant characteristics and a color to match.
For example, white is naturally analytical and values peace. The red type is a natural leader and values progress. Blues tend to be compassionate and value helping others while yellows are enthusiastic and want to have fun. Myself, I am a white. For those who have been following my blog this probably doesn’t come as a surprise. I tend to be quite analytical and detail-oriented. I do have feelings, or course, but they tend to well calculated. Interestingly, sometimes huge breakthroughs come when we open ourselves to a process that is outside of what comes naturally to us.
We all know that in order to succeed we must partner with others to form a mastermind. I was having a discussion with my mastermind partner, Rex, and telling him of how things were progressing. After I told him of how things were unfolding Rex (see Rex’s blog here) said simply, “You should celebrate that!”. The thought, honestly, had never occurred to me. Even as I have written many accomplishments on my index cards for homework with the MKMMA course I did not stop to celebrate so many of those moments. For me, achieving an objective was always simply license to move on to the next project or objective. I am learning that to stop and celebrate makes sense, and Rex was right. While the idea seemed foreign to me it gave an opportunity for growth. As a result, I started to think about the steps of accomplishment.
There were four steps that came to mind...
Choose, Think, Do and Celebrate.
Choose: During this step you must choose your objective. What is your goal? What outcome are you looking for? Complete your blog? Write a song? Make a phone call? What does success look like?
Think: This step involves thinking about the objective and devising a plan of action to achieve the objective. Sometimes this may be very simple while other times it may be more complex. This is a great application of the sit.
Do: This is the call to action. “Do it now!” greases the wheels and the plan of action is applied. Do the work! Do your job!
Celebrate: Recognize what was accomplished as well as what was learned before moving on to the next action.
Chose, think, do, celebrate. This has become an autosuggestion for me. Choose, think, do, celebrate. I am working to apply it to everything. Choose: I will read my Master Key section. Think: plan for a quiet place and free time. Do: I act and do the reading. Celebrate: I stop for a moment to recognize it as an achievement. I did it! I celebrate the success and the lessons learned. Whether the task is big or small, I’m realizing how important this last step is and it has been a gift for me so I wanted to share it with others. Choose, think, do, celebrate. I repeat the autosuggestion many times each day and the process is getting more and more automatic. It is helping me to focus on the process and avoid missing a critical step.
I’m not sure what “color” you are on the color code test nor do I know what steps come more or less naturally for you. I’d love to hear more about how you relate to this in the comments below, though. Are there steps that you find natural or foreign? What color do you test as? I have my theories but I’m very interested in seeing feedback and looking for correlations. I hope that you find the affirmation helpful and that it has given you some food for thought. Now that this article is posted… I think I’ll go take a moment to celebrate.
~Cheers – Daniel Hanscom