It is the journey that matters in the end (Ursula LeGuin)
Do you focus on how something gets done? Can how something gets done be more important to you than actually getting it done? Is your eye on the journey? Are you flexible about the way you take to reach a destination (a destination being getting a report written, a meeting facilitated, a product launched etc)?
If so perhaps you’re a Journey Life Lens or know someone else who is a Journey, one of the 8 Life Lenses®.
Journey Life Lenses® are known for being able to change direction quickly if the need arises. Everything pointed towards completing a certain project? Journey Life Lenses® won’t hesitate to step in and say ‘what’s your rush’, ‘slow down’, ‘how about we change it and do it this way’. If you were to follow behind them, tracing a line of the path they leave, that line would likely not be straight. It might meander over this way, then that and even disappear over the horizon, its destination being unclear for the moment.
A colleague of mine is an extreme Journey Life Lens®. She thinks nothing of dropping whatever she’s focused on at the moment, changing directions and heading off on a whole new path. She’s terrific at bringing people along with her, checking in to see if all is well, gaining ownership and buy-in along the way. It may take her longer to get something ‘done’ but you can be sure the process she’s used was thorough and well-though out.
Does my friend’s example make you want to join her on her meandering journey? Does the idea of not always being clear where you’re headed sound like a pretty darn fine way to work? Does the flexibility add a sense of adventure? Does the focus on how you get there make complete and total sense? Are you enchanted by the fact that the above picture doesn’t include where the road started or where it’s going? If so you may be a Journey Life Lens®.
Does the idea of following a map that doesn’t have a clear destination, plus defined markers along the way, makes you want to tear your hair out and yell ‘what’s the point of having a map if you don’t know where you’re going! Puleeeez people!’ Are you a little irked by the fact that the above picture doesn’t include where the road started or where it’s going? If you think spending lots of time figuring out how to do something would be better spent just doing it, then you may be the opposite of a Journey Life Lens® which is a Destination Life Lens®.
Life Lenses® is an interactive, self-assessment tool designed to identify the invisible lenses that you wear, the lenses that colour your perspective and shape how you see the world. Life Lenses® teaches you how to see yourself, understand others and makes communicating easier than you ever imagined it could be.
The countdown has begun. Life Lenses® will be available online in 9 days.
The global launch is Friday, October 8th in Paris, France.
Are you ready to see clearly?
- Sign up to receive more information about the global launch
- Stay tuned for more blog posts that detail each of the Life Lenses®
- Read about Carrot and Mountain Life Lenses®
- Read about Go and Stop Life Lenses®
- Read about Head and Heart Life Lenses®
- Read another blog post that summarizes all the Life Lenses®