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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

How to Discover Your Temperament as a Phlegmatic

The Phlegm is one of the temperaments. The general behaviour of the individual has much to do with the temperament including the love life, eating habits, driving pattern, yard keeping etc.

Character Traits of the Phlegmatic

One great attributes of the phlegmatic is that he never seems to get ruffled no matter what they circumstance.
Although he has a very high boiling point but seldom explodes in anger or laughter but keeps his emotion under control.

The Phlegm is kind-hearted, gentle, sympathetic, well-organized, consistent in mood, feels much emotion that appears on the surface.
He has the capacity to appreciate the natural and finer things of life.
Although he has a dry sense of humour, he enjoys friends and companionship but not comfortable with the gloomy mood of the Mel.
He possesses a strong retentive mind with exceptional record keeping skills.

The major weakness of the Phlegm is his procrastination over all things. He is naturally, a slow person and this shows in all areas of his life-eating habits, driving, love life, etc.
He needs to be aroused constantly before he proves his capabilities and competence in any activity, venture or obligation.
He is a reluctant leader who needs leadership to be entrusted upon him than through personal volunteer.
The Phlegm wait their lives away as they reluctantly miss great opportunities when they present themselves.
He is diplomatic and an almost timid personality.

Career Opportunities for the Phlegmatic

The Phlegm love education and learning and do well in the education sector as school administrators, librarians, counselors, college department heads. They do well in subjects as mathematics, physics, grammar, literature, and languages.
The Phlegm is drawn to planning and calculation, thus do well in the Engineering vocation as structural, civil, chemical, and mechanical engineering.
They also do well as statisticians, craftsmen, sanitation experts, electrician, glassblowers, watch and camera repairers, excellent foremen, supervisors and managers.

How to Discover Your Temperament as a Melancholy

When you understand ones temperament, it helps you avoid crisis in relationships and unnecessary struggles and bickering because you’ve understudied their nature and know the strengths and weak spots.
Another type of temperament is the Melancholy.

Character Traits of the Melancholy (the Mel)

The Mel is assumed to be the richest of all the temperaments for some super qualities he possesses.
He is analytical, self-sacrificing, gifted and loving. The Mel is highly emotional, an introvert with variety of moods and very reserved living in his secluded world.
He doesn’t push himself forward as a friend unlike the San. He gives profound love and expects same in return.
He is a faithful friend, spouse with a natural patience.
The Mel has a natural aptitude for growing things, thus keeps his yard in a very neat and tidy state, and maintains his lawns and hedges.
He is a very careful driver keeping a complete log of his driving history and could go with a car for many years without a scratch.
The Mel is a selective eater and takes time to make up his mind on what to order in a restaurant, but once the food arrives, he savours every bite happily.
The Mel is natural blessed with a high intellectual Quotient (I.Q), creativity and imaginative power. He is highly organized.

The weaknesses of the Mel include inability to forgive easily one who has offended him. He keeps journal of all wrongs done him and could nurse malice and retaliatory spirit against the offender. He could make references to evil done him years ago.
Although the Mel is endowed with the ability to plan projects and activities, he is prone to paralysis analysis in which he loses time while trying to be perfect in every step of the way.

Career Opportunities of the Mel

Most of the world’s great composers, musicians, inventors, philosophers, scientists, researchers, artists, educators, theoreticians, perform artist, choral conductor, soloist, craftsmen such as carpenters, brick layers, plumbers, plasterers, horticulturists, mechanics, engineers, health workers, volunteer workers and every profession that provides meaningful service to humanity.

How to Discover Your Temperature as a Choleric

When you know your temperament, you will be able to understand the temperament of others and relate well with them including your spouse, children, friends, colleagues and business associates.

Character Traits of the Choleric (the Chlor)

The Choleric is a quick, active, practical, hot-tempered, strong-willed and hard-to-please person.
He is an independent, self-sufficient individual with dogged determination to succeed where others fail. He is a speed demon which reflects in every other thing he does in life.
He creates and rules over pressure by transferring it easily to others; a great planner, quick in decision making.
His weaknesses include being opinionated which makes him not to easily accept the advice of others.
He is unsympathetic because he has a hard emotion; domineering, willful and bossy. He likes ruling others.

Career Opportunities for the Choleric

Going by the character traits of the Choleric, he makes a great leader, supervisor, director, motivators, military personnel, and teachers.
It is exciting to know that majority of the World’s political and religious tyrants and military junta were Cholerics.
They generally do well in activities and professions involving strong leadership skills.
Some of the ancient examples include Paul, the apostles, Pharaoh of Egypt and Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon.

How to Discover Your Temperament as a Sanguine

Temperament is your makeup, outlook, personality, character and nature. It provides each human being with the distinguishing qualities revealed as strengths and weaknesses.
Understanding your nature makes you productive, a better disciplined person and be in charge of your life.
It helps you know your strengths and resolve to improve on them while working on your weaknesses.

There are basically four types of temperaments namely the sanguine, choleric, melancholy and phlegmatic. It is good to know that there is no best temperament as each has its strengths.
Temperament is part of both genders. So, the use of the pronoun “He” applies to man and woman.
Basically, each individual has a combination of two temperaments usually referred to as the primary and secondary temperament respectively. One could be a Sanguine-Choleric (San-Chlor); Sanguine-Melancholy (San-Mel); Choleric-Sanguine (Chlor-San); Phlegmatic-Sanguine (Phlegm-San); Melancholy-Choleric (Mel-Chlor) etc

The degree of combination determines which one is primary and secondary. For instance, if one is a 60% Sanguine and 40% Choleric, the Sanguine temperament is the primary temperament while the secondary temperament is Choleric.

Character Traits of the Sanguine (the San)

The Sanguine is a fun loving, cheerful, warm and lively person. He is a super extrovert and his feelings rather than reflective thoughts predominates his decision. The sanguine is a people-oriented person, very friendly, likable and loves company.
He avoids pressure and solitude with boisterous mood. He has the power to easily swing mood from joyful to tears and vice versa.

The Sanguine is disorganized and not disciplined. He could easily tell lies or be dishonest to avoid pressure or being flogged if a child.
The San is a voracious eater and often looks it.

Career Opportunities for the Sanguine

The Sanguine makes excellent sales person, actor, and entertainer, master of ceremony, auctioneer, and teachers.

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Book Title:
Stop Existing! Start Living! Discover Who And What You Are to Step
Into Greatness And Abundance

Author: Baruch Silas
Publisher: Lulu
Pages: 228
Reviewer: Nedu William (Country Coordinator, Double Hedge Africa)

Baruch Silas’ book, Stop Existing! Start Living! Discover Who and What You to Live a Great Life anchors on the understanding the concept, process, challenges and benefits of self-discovery with reference to ones abilities, potentials, gifts and talents. It is a journey into the land of ones inherent genius.
Further, it is an eye-opener on how to develop and use the power of creativity, tools of success, set life transforming goals, get focused on goals and achieve ones purpose of creation.
The writer paints the picture of every individual being an actor employed by the Master Producer, God, to act a particular and unique script on earth before quitting the stage through death.

As I journey through the book, I see vividly the indispensable significance of self-discovery in the identification and fulfillment of ones life purpose, self-actualization and success attainment.
The discovery and application of ones purpose of creation imparts positively on the individual, family unit, religion, organization and the society at large.

The author discovered that millions of people merely exist but not living because they operate against their inherent genius which impedes progress, inner joy and satisfaction and self-fulfillment. He declares that many people are unhappy with their career and vocation while feel hollow within even when the world thinks they have made appreciable progress in life.
He, therefore, talks about the simple strategies for talent and self-discovery.
It is impossible to manifest what you don’t know you have.

He went further to introduce and discuss the three indestructible tools of success. Just as the farmer needs farm machinery to cultivate the land for a plenty harvest so is the one who is on the quest for success and fulfillment.

The writer makes another bold step as he declares in The Road of Life Purpose has Portholes, that one who dares to achieve abundance and greatness must develop strong wing to fly against obstacles and threats to self fulfillment.
Great things happen when people identify and understand deeply how to overcome these obstacles on the road of success.

Baruch in Practical Ways to Build Focus discusses the practical ways to avoid being distracted from ones life goals. When one is not where things are done well, things do not turn out well for him. For the achievement of success, greatness and fulfillment, one must learn and apply these strategies.

Any reader will be fascinated by the symbolism adopted by the author as he introduces the Get the Power to Recreate Your World. He asserts that every individual possesses an inherent power of creativity irrespective of colour of skin, race, language or learning.
He disagrees with the popular parlance that ingenuity is the exclusive preserve of the geniuses. He teaches that when one activates the creative power in him, he would create everything else he needs to go to the highest level in life as well as impart humanity positively. Creativity is the breakfast of fulfilled people.

Explaining more, he introduces in How to Breed Great Ideas, the strategies to generate grand ideas that would transform ones life forever.
The ability to generate good ideas makes the difference between any two ordinary individuals and their achievements in life.

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Friday, July 2, 2010

Why You Must Discover What You Are

“We are more than what we do... much more than what we accomplish...far more than what we possess" William Arthur

Many people are in vocations they hate talking about. They do the job because there are no alternatives. They would quickly quit if they are presented with what they love to do. These people are rut in this challenge because they are not doing what they are naturally created for.

They may have opted for such vocation because of economic crunch, anticipated benefits, family and peer pressure or environmental factors.
Avoiding this vocational pain makes it necessary to discover yourself and what interests you. Realizing your life purpose is about creating, bit by bit, life circumstances that are absolutely suited to who you are, likes and dislikes, natural talents, and much more. I bet you when you discover your talent or life purpose, you will experience these powerful, sustainable and life transforming feelings.

A discovery of self and your abilities would help you recognize the quantum of responsibilities God has laid upon you on this earth to execute. It should transform your boredom to passion, emptiness to fulfilment, aimlessness to focus and determination, and failure to success. That’s why Willie Hill said, “Once you do something you love, you never have to work again.” But many of us don’t believe this because we see our present circumstances and conditions as brick wall we can’t break through and so must stuck in it forever.

This was my problem as well. I thought that if I take up what I enjoy doing, I would pack up but I never did. It took me two years after discovery of my life purpose to actually make up my mind to pursue that which I derive much joy and satisfaction doing. This is because we see things not as they are, but as we are according to H.M. Tomlinson.

So, the fundamental challenges in self discovery are to know what your life purpose is, taking the decision to go for it and actually going for it. Remember that it’s never too late to be what you might have been says George Elliot.

The Discovery of Your Life Purpose creates Direction in Your Life

The Master Producer has given a script to every individual on earth. This script is to be acted upon. Therefore, once this purpose is identified, it gives significance and direction to your life because you will begin to live the purposeful life. You will stop existing and start living. You will move from the state of haphazardness to the state of orderliness.

Many lives on earth have no direction. They are lived without focus. Many people are like this young man. They want to discover themselves, but they don’t know how. They feel unfulfilled with no idea how to help themselves.

When you discover yourself, you don’t feel like a failure anymore. I felt that way few years back. I just existed. The general opinion and trend is to get education, get married, get as much money and possessions as possible for self and fade away. That’s the routine.

Almost everyone follows this pattern but it is the worst approach. It is self-cantered and inherently hollow. At a time you will ask yourself, “Is it all to life?” “Is this the meaning of life?” “Is it all God created man and placed him on this terrestrial ball to achieve?”

In addition, you’ll ask yourself, “If I get educated, tie the knot, and acquire possessions of this earth, what next? I was convinced the day I discovered my physical and spiritual life purpose that life has a deeper meaning than self and material possessions. This discovery would create a route upon which to accomplish what you have been placed on earth to achieve for the benefit of the world, yourself, family and ministry.

Your life purpose is the map of your life. The fulfilment of each aspect of it takes you to the destination of such purpose. You cannot get to an unknown destination without a direction. The reason of your life defines your destination, the paths to it, how to get there, possible challenges and the alternative routes.

Discovering Your Genius Gives Your Creator the glory

It is interesting to know that all things including you were made by God, through Christ and for God to give Him glory.
Therefore, the noblest achievement you can accomplish with your life on earth is to reposition it to live for God’s glory. When anything in creation fulfils its purpose, it brings glory to God says Rick Warren.

Your talents and skills are not for selfish reasons. God has created all things for a purpose and once that purpose is fulfilled, His Will is accomplished. The sun, stars, moon, firmament, mountains, valleys, land and sea, have their purpose in creation and we see them fulfil such purpose daily in our world. Man can’t be an exception. You should be excited and resolute to identify and accomplish your life purpose because God is interested in it. You make Him smile when you impact humanity with the abilities, skills and talents, He has given you.

Jesus honoured the Father by fulfilling His purpose on earth. It preoccupied His mind throughout His days in this world. He defended, preached and died for it. He made unspeakable sacrifices for its accomplishment. He was determined to fulfil the reason of His existence in our world. God glorified Him for making Him proud.
It’s your turn to discover yourself and watch the Creator make you great among men.

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Thinking About Your Life Purpose

“The person without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder.”
Thomas Carlyle

Some people exist while others live. They are just like the fig tree that gets nutrients from the soil but refused to bear any fruit.
Every individual has been endowed with talents, abilities, potentials that would transform his life if identified and utilized.
Sadly, many people live the life of mediocrity and frustration because they do not know how to discover this inherent genius.

A purpose is an intention, a resolution or a decision to discover, pursue and achieve that plan of action for your life. So, a ‘life purpose’ is nothing more than a resolution or commitment to live in certain way to achieve specific objectives for your good and that of humanity.

Your life purpose is very much like a journey.
• The things you love to do are the vehicle you travel in.
• Your natural talents are the map that shows you how to get to your destination.
• The things that are important to you are the destination.
• Your passion is the fuel that powers the whole operation.

With every purpose, you need:

1) An enthusiasm for it. (Your passions)
2) A commitment to it. (Important to you)
3) A tangible way to share it with the world. (Activities you love to do)
4) The ability to do it well. (Your natural talents)
When these things come together, you have got a virtual explosion of passion, meaning, fulfillment, empowerment – and purpose.

Many of us have lived many years on earth without actually asking and answering the question “why am I created and what am I supposed to achieve in life.” These people are yet to find the right numbers in their order to unlock their potentials and get the best out of life.
Who are you? How do you want to live your life? Do you want success and how do you want to play the game to achieve it? Do you want to play in the big leagues or in little league, in the majors or the minors? It is your choice. But hear this. It is not about you. It is about living your mission. It is about living true to your purpose. It is about adding your piece of the puzzle to the world. It is about serving others.
See you at the best of your life.

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