Build Your Spiritual Capacity
At its core, spiritual capacity is about understanding who you are and what you want most for your life. It’s the process of developing your North Star and the principles that guide your actions and shape your major decisions. Building your spiritual capacity is really a journey of self-actualization, a path of discovery about the unique motivations that you have within you. It’s the motor that is driving you, either unconsciously or consciously.
Friday Forward – Spiritual Capacity
Discover Your True North by Bill George
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
DiSC Personality Assessment
Clifton Strengths Assessment
Total Leadership Assessment
The Why Stack
Start with Why
The Whole Life Dashboard
- Think about times in your life when you have done well and times when you’ve struggled. What did those situations have in common? Write a few down, and circle the words/concepts that overlapped.
- Order a copy of True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership by Bill George and/or Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl.
- Take one or more of the tests below (links above) that will help you asses your personality, strengths and natural tendencies: Strengths Finder (Clifton Strengths Assessment), DiSC Behavior Assessment, Total Leadership Assessment (Assess Your Skills).
- Visit one of these resources to get started on discovering your why (links above):The Why Stack, Start with Why, WHY Institute (where you can find the nine archetypes).
- Download the Whole Life Dashboard (link above) for a detailed exercise on discovering your core values.
- Write down a few paragraphs of your own obituary. How do you want to be remembered? Your answer will likely contain several words that are part of your core purpose or core values.
Quotes from Elevate
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”-Henry Ford
“You can't get a fresh perspective on something you never step away from.”
“The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it’s the same problem you had last year.”-John Foster Dulles
“It has long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” -Elinor Smith
“If you don’t know where you’re going, you might not get there.” -Yogi Berra
“Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” -Jim Rohn
What are your limits? Care to break them?
In Elevate, entrepreneur and author Robert Glazer reveals four life-changing principles – or capacities – that will allow you to overcome self-limiting beliefs, establish positive habits, and find your “why.” The key is elevating yourself beyond the edge of your current abilities. Challenge yourself, and the result will inspire others to rise along with you. Take it a step further and join the 100,000 leaders from around the world who read his weekly Friday Forward inspirational email.