Aristotle famously said, “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” However, it’s fair to say that you are not the same from day to day. Each moment, experience, relationship, person, or activity feeds the way we think, perceive, and assess the next moment. This is why Inventories, Roses and Thorns, and the Vault are designed to capture notable moments and ongoing learning. It’s hard to know what you want to do in the future without knowing who you have been. While input from others is important, true development comes from the accuracy and continuous learning of self first.

A great assessment will help you reflect on past performance and give a new level of understanding on how and why you came to the result – from a deeper level of your values, perceptions, fears, and motivations. DiSC, Enneagram, MBTI, Strengthfinders, Kolbe and others all have great worth and tells someone different things about themselves. If you have already taken these, we encourage you to upload the reports to your Vault so you can reflect on them where appropriate. 

In taking any assessment, you want to invest the proper time and be in the right mindset to work through the associated inputs and sections for thoroughness and accuracy. Remember, there is no “right” or “wrong” when it comes to the assessment results. The intent is to help validate what you already know and introduce new insights around your strengths and potential de-railers.

People who embrace this level of truth in self knowledge and apply the findings experience a more peaceful and rewarding life.

As Confusious said: “The more you know yourself, the more you forgive yourself.” This humility lowers the false stories, false expectations, the fears, and perceived judgment.  The truth is apparent and freeing. When we realize the truth that we are all awesomely unique and understand where it comes from, we are more likely to see others in their own beautiful uniqueness and be more thoughtful in our approach.  

As a practical matter, if you know why you act, or react, the way you do, we can self regulate ourselves better in the most important moments. That means we can also make better choices in how we impact others for better outcomes. All this adds up to better development, better performance, and fulfillment of purpose. 

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