You knew, really knew,
why you think the way you do,
sense what you know,
and feel the way you do?
Our first article in the WS ENGINES edition introduced the concept of the three foundational pillars: intellect, intuition, and emotion. Each helps to build meaningful change in our lives and the improves our decision-making processes.
When PERCEPTION is added to the mix, change and growth happens in a more fluid, comfortable and exponential way.
If we accept that managing change is a powerful driver for success and achieving goals, why not maximize our ability to change? But for most of us, being powered up and examining all of the possibilities can seem overwhelming except when you allow yourself to be fully supported with tools that help to build productive and organic ways to process change.
Knowing and doing are at the center of positive change and of envisioning “What If?”
Join in with this exercise and we will explain:
Match up each of the words blow to the colored pictures above:
Belonging, Centered, Curious, Dread, Insightful, Joy, Mindful, Optimistic, Peace
These photos demonstrate our dependency on first impressions, colored by perception which is the driving force behind judgment and decision- making. Grounding our perceptions using intellect, intuition and emotion intensifies first impressions and fosters change.
Let’s explore what YOUR answers reflect about your ability to perceive and “see” things.
What words did you group together?
Give yourself 2 points for the words you assigned to these colors
BLUE/- Mindful, Insightful, Curious ____/6
ORANGE/ – Joy, Peace, Belonging ____/6
PURPLE/ -Dread, Optimistic, Centered ____/6
What color received the highest score? __________
You Win!! All answers are correct – because they reflect the sense of your strongest pillar in the context of perception.
INTELLECT – BLUE
Blue represents linear and structural thinking based on knowledge and logic. Change results from a continuum of mindful learning and curious observation.
EMOTION – ORANGE
Orange reflects the connection between what you feel and your reaction to outside influences. Emotions define curiosity and insights to provide structure to changeable actions.
INTUITION – PURPLE
Purple evokes insight from sensing internal cues and external feedback. It relies heavily on non-verbal wisdom, passion and a gut feeling to know what change is necessary.
Refer back to the black and white photo at the top of the article.
This image represents truth, but the balance of truth will never be found in our perceptions of black and white. Life experiences and ideas color our perceptions of truth, and may not hold the impartial answer.
Truth will only be found in seeing the photo as shades of gray, melding both positive and negative impressions until we achieve a holistic perception that allows change and evolution of thought.1
Life experiences and ideas color our perceptions of truth, and may not hold the impartial answer.
Truth will only be found in the shades of gray, melding both positive and negative impressions until we achieve honest transparency.
Perception + Intuition + Emotion + Intellect = Truth
Share the activity with friends to see how similar or dissimilar you are in your perceptions. For example, if they see the blue photo differently than you, perhaps you need to adjust communication. More on that to come next time . . . .
1 For further information, read: Beyond the Pews by Jillian Maas Backman