This article is the second of a series.
The goal of this article is to clearly define what is this particular MIND ABILITY.
So what kind of mind ability?
If it’s a mind ability, it’s a thought process.
A thought process?
Then, a conscious one or a subconscious one?
To me it’s kind of obvious, but I invite you to think about it for a second or two before continuing.
When people say about other people they are talented in something, usually does it support the idea
“he/she needs a lot of time / efforts to come with this solution (idea, action, self expression)”?
The answer is “NO”.
If it’s “no”, so it’s not a conscious thought process.
It’s a subconscious one!
What kind of subconscious thought process is it?
Prior to coming with an idea, or producing actions or expressing self or connecting with others at a more intrinsic level, you had first to evaluate what you face.
To evaluate what you face (= any situation, any event):
– you first collect data – and it may not mean « ALL the DATA »;
– you process them = you evaluate them.
All this happens at a subcounscious level and take no more than a blink of an eye – maybe 2 😉
What means « EVALUATING »?
Evaluating something means you give it a value: a positive, a negative or a neutral value.
So, you make a VALUE JUDGMENT.
Basically, you can make a value judgment about anything.
But, sometimes, you are wise enough not to care about something in particular, or to declare you have no idea and are not able to judge. 😉
Your judgment can be accurate or not… simple, isn’t it? 😉
Please, keep in mind,
the VALUE JUDGMENT ALWAYS COMES BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE:
– BEFORE WHAT WE WILL DO, WHAT WE WILL SAY,
– BEFORE HOW WE WILL REACT
– and BEFORE HOW WE WILL ENVISAGE the NEAR or LATER FUTURE!
What kind of Value Judgments do we do?
We make value judgment about the OUTSIDE WORLD – how we see, perceive the surrounding world- and this includes:
=> People: what kind of judgments do we make about people we live with, we work with and where all these will lead us?
=> Priorities, what kind of judgments do we make about priorities, problems, obstacles we face in our lives and in our work lives and where all these will lead us?
=> Processes, what kind of judgments do we make about processes, procedures, policies, rules we face and where all these will lead us?
We make value judgment about our INNER WORLD – how we see, perceive ourselves- and this includes
“my Self”, “my Life” and “my Goals”.
In the next article, I’ll talk about how to identify talents.
About the author, Xavier helps companies with their international development and expatriate individuals in different ways but based on their intrinsic Human Success Factors.
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