"There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self." - Benjamin Franklin.
When I ask leaders if they think they have a blind spot, most acknowledge that they do. In fact, the great leaders often already know what those blind spots are and have already put time and mental resources into solving them.
According to Psychology the definition of a blind spot is a lack of insight or awareness—often persistent—about a specific area of one's behavior or personality, typically because recognition of one's true feelings and motives would be painful.
Many of the consultations I do with top leadership teams and individuals actually revolve around this specific topic. The desire by high achievers to identify what is in fact holding them back and what pitfalls are ahead so they can do their best to move around them before they happen.
The key to this comes from the individual. In this case you, the reader. You must be a better listener and someone who asks better questions, but of yourself. Finding blindspots is an activity in consistent self-discovery. In reflection of the day, in thinking of how you treated others, in retrospect of what your focus was during the day, and in actually taking time in the evening to dig deep into becoming more self-aware.
I can ask you all the best questions, and I can even guide you a little bit towards where you need to be, but in the end, it’s up to you.
Take time to get to know yourself daily, without interruptions and with deep focus. Thank you for reading A Brilliant Tribe!