Life ID: Identifying Your Life
The most influential thinker in the fifth century BC was Socrates whose dedication to careful reasoning is expressed in the aphorism that “the unexamined life is not worth living” (Apology 38a).
So how does one identify a life worth living?
Conversation, information, friendship, challenge, care – these are some of the elements that enable a life examination.
Also, unbiased psychological and vocational assessments and interviews – what we call Life ID – are helpful components in the process of identity discovery for adults in personal, relational and vocational work or transition. These kind of life changes call out for an examination of our lives so that we don’t make the same mistakes again and so that we can add wisdom to our experience.
We all have an identity – the person we know we are and the person that is lived out in our relational world. We can identify ourselves … mostly.
But there are hidden parts of our lives, aspects of our personalities that others can see but that we are blind to. Our “blindness” is carried into our family, business and team worlds and it is this area that limits our leadership and personal success.
For more about a psychological audit for your vocational and personal life, see “Life ID: Assessments for Life.”