Two acts of creation. Two separate and very different skills. All things are created once in the clouds of your mind, then must be created in actuality if those dreams are to fly…
First creation requires that you be a big picture dreamer, visualising the possibilities, optimisitically open to anything, accepting of anything, to create, imagine a vivid future as a movie in your mind.
This is the axis of meaningfulness, your semantic vision for your life and how much meaning it has to you.
Second creation is where the pedal hits the metal. This stage requires you to be focussed, detail oriented, tactical, motivated, driven, problem solving, action oriented.
This is the axis of performance or physiology where you actualise your meanings.
The personality traits that make you good at one, can sometimes undermine you in the achievement of the other.
Do you dream massive dreams and start lots of projects but find it hard to see them through?
Do you act out the detail and the tactics without any clear idea of what you’re attempting to achieve? Do you work compulsively and get lost in the detail sometimes wasting your time on meaningless things?
These are two ends of the spectrum and you probably fall somewhere in the middle.
The key to visualising and actually creating is finding the balance between the two axis of creation. When you match the meaningfulness of the task to your performance of that task, you will find that magical zone of “flow” creating a peak experience of joy, happiness and timelessness. These experiences are your path to self-actualisation and the creation of your potential.
This Model is from Meta-Coaching Dr Michael Hall.
Are you more a dreamer or a do-er? Practice the skills of the other side as often as you can to maximise your results and get done those things that are most meaningful to you!