Monday, May 24, 2004

being three

i always thought of myself as an achiever. someone who works real hard in order to get the goals of organization and of self. not until i worked in aadc did that thought was confirmed.

see, one of the mantras of the organization is "know oneself." and as a tool of doing just that is the enneagram. and i wasn't surprised at all, when i came out as a three, the achiever. Briefly, three's like me are "The Success-Oriented, Pragmatic Type: Adaptable, Excelling, Driven, and Image-Conscious" type, like ipe, sting, michael jordan and arnold schwarzeneger.

here are the few things that i got from it:

1. that the most important thing is to be true. true to the inner voice of the heart. true to my calling. image is nothing. what i try to project to the world are actually the up side of my insecurities, frailties and vulnerabilities.

2. life is meant for living. the drive for achieving in me, tends to capture my whole being, even to the confines of my personal life. i often hear my mentor telling me to let the work become structured, because that is how it should be. and to let life flow, because that is how it should be as well.

3. i work with a powerhouse. orlan is a one, a reformer, while rhea is a five, the investigator. what we have is work relationship that can achieve great things. that is only if we are able to orchestrate things.

and the journey moves on, as it continues to snake through the twists and turns of life. more are revealed, with less things to hold on to. hmmmm life could be so exciting.

"knowing oneself is winning half the battle."
sun tzu, art of war

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