Why Your Story Matters in ID

Whether it’s your first time or a refresher course, we want to occasionally review the six dimensions of Intentional Difference.

Today, Assimilated Experience.

Assimilated Experience is all about how your perspective from your personal history shapes, informs, and directs your behavior in the present.

Chances are a wise elder figure in your life at some point pulled you aside and said “Remember this – it will be your life experiences that shape who you are as a person”.

There’s a lot of truth in this. But it’s not the whole truth!

The fact is that it’s the way we ASSIMILATE our life experiences that makes us who we are.

Think about some of the most memorable moments of your life.

Conversations you have engaged in or overheard…

Trips you have taken…

Educational accomplishments you have attained…

Hard times you have suffered through…

Triumphant moments you have celebrated…

Losses you have endured…

Personal failures that left a bitter taste in your mouth…

Personal milestones you re-live and cherish…

Look closely at your life and you will see a tapestry – your assimilated experiences, reflected upon, will bring out themes and commonalities.

Your past has shaped your present and will influence profoundly your future, for good or for ill.

In our book, we lay out the premise of Assimilated Experience. In the idDiscover process we ask probing questions about your personal story that illumine your one word focus. And in the Intentional Performance Audit we show how your Assimilated Experience is playing into the role you currently hold – in this moment!

The magic is in showing how the rich tapestry of your experience – when assimilated into your present – unleashes the fullness of the you you were created to be.

Throughout the ID experience it’s clear that properly understood and in the right perspective your story can be leveraged to make you a much stronger, more productive and wiser person, leader, friend, and mentor.

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