Today we are actively encouraged to be effective and productive: to boldly achieve our goals. set high standards and carry out our plans despite any circumstances. It so happened that the modern world is developing and prospering precisely because of the presence in it of such active and effective “achievers” who, by their example, and sometimes by moralizing instructions, exert a latent influence on everyone else. As a result, even those who have very modest life needs and who, for happiness and harmony, do not need to reach incredible heights, try to be effective.
Someone honestly admits to themselves that they are ineffective and does not seek to implement goals that, in fact, are not correct for them. Such people behave honestly towards themselves. And in fact, you need to learn life from them, and not from the “achievers” who believe that everyone who is not able to keep up with them in achieving their goals are unworthy and lost people for society.
The fact is that some of us really have a high level of efficiency. Moreover, this manifests itself not only in ordinary life, but also in work, creativity, solving everyday issues and other things. And someone, on the contrary, does not behave very actively: does not set grandiose goals for himself, does not advance in the service, does not receive promotions and increases in salary for several months of work, and at the same time can feel like an absolutely happy person.
Why is this happening? Let’s figure it out.
First, let’s define the concept of efficiency.
Efficiency is the achievement of any specific results with the lowest possible costs or obtaining the maximum possible volume of products from a limited amount of resources.
Based on the definition, it can be assumed that, first of all, efficiency is manifested in our ability to perform work and other tasks. Someone performs them quickly and without much energy consumption, while someone can spend a lot of energy and effort, connect all their resources, but still fail to achieve a result.
As a result, those who show a high degree of productivity and efficiency in life often consider themselves smarter and better than those who demonstrate lower results: at work, at home, in creativity.
And sometimes more effective people start teaching everyone else the art of planning and time management, believing that they know best how and what to do.
In this article, we’ll look at efficiency from the perspective of Human Design, a doctrine that has already turned the lives of thousands of people upside down.
Its main principle is that each of us comes into this world with a certain set of talents and weaknesses. In particular, we all consist of nine energy Centers, each of which is responsible for a specific area of our life. Centers may be defined or not defined (open). Defined Centers carry a fixed and confident energy that, as a rule, remains unchanged throughout life. As for open Centers, they represent our weaknesses and vulnerabilities. It is thanks to them that we learn and gain wisdom, gaining new knowledge and trying on different roles.
Efficiency on the example of the Ego Center
From a technical point of view, the so-called Ego Center is responsible for efficiency. If it is determined, a person is effective and is able to achieve high results in the shortest possible time. If the Center is not defined, then personal effectiveness, as a rule, turns out to be a sore subject for a person.
If you do not know if your Ego Center is defined, follow the link and get your human chart.
Thus, often people with open Ego Center consider themselves more effective and look a little down on the owners of open Ego Center. This happens when a person is under the influence of so-called False Self, which makes us want what we really do not need, consider ourselves better than others and impose our point of view on others.
Agree, if a person elevates his own effectiveness into a cult, actively imposes and demonstrates it to other people, believes that he has the right to teach and explain how to live correctly, this is not good. Someone who behaves in this way gradually acquires an unhealthy self-image, and everyone else feels uncomfortable. As a result, conflicts and misunderstandings arise between people.
How to be in this situation?
How can owners of defined Ego Center stop considering people ineffective?
So, if you are the bearer of defined Ego Center, by nature you must be highly efficient. And this is great! Your personal effectiveness helps you in one way or another in your work and other areas of your life. But at the same time, it is not your property or personal achievement. It’s just one of the features of your Design – something that you originally came into this world with. You shouldn’t be proud of it. But you shouldn’t devalue either. The main thing is that other people do not suffer from this.
Here are some simple actions for you every day, by completing which you will learn to more adequately perceive your effectiveness and be more forgiving towards others.
If there are people in your environment whom you consider ineffective (owners of open Ego Center), the first thing you should do is learn to perceive them in a positive way and pay attention first of all to their advantages, not disadvantages.
To do this, take a piece of paper and a pen, write down the name of the person you think is ineffective, and then list all of his strengths and positive qualities. Perhaps he drives a car well, he has good intuition, or he has sophisticated taste and is always dressed up to the mark. Try to discover qualities in him that you have not noticed before.
After you have compiled a list of the positive qualities of the person you think is ineffective, re-read it several times. Think: is the low efficiency of this person capable of overshadowing all his positive qualities? Probably not. Therefore, the fact that he does not handle everyday tasks as efficiently as you does not mean that he is lost to society!
The second thing you should do is stop comparing yourself to people who, you think, perform less well in life. One of the foundations of the Human Design system is that each of us is unique. This means that there is no point in comparing yourself with other people. And this applies not only to professional achievements and external data, but also to personal data and abilities, including efficiency.
Finally, the third thing you need to take note of and start putting into practice is to stop competing with less effective people. Think for yourself: what will you achieve if you prove to someone that you can accomplish dozens of tasks in a day or cope with a work task for a month in a week? Other than pleasing your ego, it is difficult to achieve anything with it.
And of course, under any circumstance, you should definitely follow Strategy and Authority. These two tools are given to you so that we can fully exist in this world, fully revealing our potential and correctly living our Design.
In short, try to use your effectiveness exclusively for good purposes. Do not flaunt it, and even more so do not belittle other people with it. Be effective at work and in other areas of your life. But do not focus on this, just achieve your goals and make important plans come true!
If you enjoyed this article, you can continue to explore your Bodygraph and the specifics of your Design. This will give you answers to many questions. In addition, you can make many interesting discoveries: both about yourself and about your loved ones. It’s never too late to start getting to know your true self!