You have an insatiable thirst for knowledge. You seek information over a broad variety of topics. You gather and retain substantial knowledge in multiple areas. You find pure enjoyment in the sheet act of immersing yourself in something new.
Sounds like you, doesn’t it?
This short video details the characteristics of your WHY, the challenges that
come with your WHY, and the solutions to those challenges.
You have an insatiable thirst for knowledge. But this isn't superficial knowledge-this is exploring the depths and intricacies of a particular subject to the point of being viewed as an expert in that area. You find enjoyment in the sheer act of immersing yourself in something new. You are fearless when it comes to learning about new subjects or ideas but often cautious with the expression of your thoughts. You love to peel back the layers of the onion and go deeper and look for subtle differences on any given subject. Short answers to questions are a challenge for you because they won't do justice to the depth needed to understand the subject matter.
The biggest challenge facing those with your WHY is a practical one. You have a tendency to want to create a Rolls Royce when only a Volkswagen is required. The pursuit of perfection may be uncalled for or even counterproductive. You are not particularly suited for mundane tasks and may often get in your own way, looking for innovation or perfection where none is needed. You have to be cautious to keep your over-active brain out of the way necessary chores that must be accomplished. Sometimes good enough really is good enough.
While virtually every task has components that must get done, your challenge is to set a time frame and deliver just what is required. Although you can delve into the depths and intricacies of the subject matter, you need to be aware when that is needed and wanted. If people want detail-give them detail. When they want a summary-give them a summary. You will find the most happiness in roles where your intellect is constantly challenged. In interactions with others it is important to maintain your humility to avoid being perceived as arrogant. Your high-powered brain is indeed a gift and you will find more joy and fulfillment when you surprise people with it..
If your WHY is Mastery then you will do well in personal relationships where details and truths are valued. You relish the detail and going deep in areas you find important. You are fascinated by the nuances and small things that give depth to the subject. If your significant other’s WHY is Contribute, Trust, Make Sense, Right Way, or Clarify then you will probably have a good chance at a wonderful relationship. With the WHYs of Better Way, Challenge, and Simplify it may be more of a struggle as they may not see the detail and depth as a positive thing. You may have your systems for gathering information and data and you know how you like it so if your significant other appreciates and encourages your gift then the relationship will be strong! It is easy for you to be misunderstood because there are so very few of you and it truly is quite a unique gift.
You make a great Team member if the Team needs depth and details. If the business needs detailed research, in depth manuals, or detailed reports then you would be great for the job. If they want fast action and results – you probably are not the right person for the job. Most likely you will make a better business owner or solopreneur than an employee so that you can set the rules and give yourself enough time to do what you want the way you want to do it. You don’t like to be rushed and you want to know as much as you can so fast is not in the equation.
As a parent, you would do very well. You would have the knowledge to share with your child and the patience to share it. You love spending time with your kids (or anyone) showing them what you know and have learned and kids love that. Although you may consider yourself a beginner at your given subject – the rest of us feel you know more than anyone we know. Your kids will feel the same. Your challenge may come as they get older and want fast decisions or quick answers where you don’t operate that way. You think deep before you act. Young adults act before they think. Your patience will help you in this area as well and soon they will come back to you for advice and discussions!
Mastery is a very rare WHY. Career choices where depth and detail are important work well for you. Careers where fast action and quick decisions are necessary are not good for you. If you have someone you trust like a Coach or Mentor to help you move forward and are able to create reasonable time frames to complete tasks – the sky is the limit to what you can do – either as an employee or a business owner. You would do best as a CEO or Entrepreneur where you set the rules and they fit you! You would do well as a Speaker, Author, Hedge Fund Manager, Athlete, Coach, Doctor, Government Engineer, Professor, Researcher, Grant Writer,and Teacher.
How To Move Forward Faster
The more you get to learn about yourself-the more you get to learn about others.
Knowing your WHY
is the critical 1st step
to knowing yourself…
But just as important is your HOW and your WHAT. Knowing your WHY is the first step. Clarity, certainty, and direction come when you know all three. By knowing your WHY-HOW-WHAT formula you are able to get clear, stand out and MOVE FORWARD FASTER!
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Phrases a Mastery would say:
“Let’s research that.”
“We need more information.”
“Could you give me more details?”
“Have you thought it through completely?”
“I need more time to see all sides.”
“There is a lot to know about that…”
“We better find out more about that before we move forward.”
Famous People with your WHY include:
“Ah, mastery…what a profoundly satisfying feeling when one finally gets on top of a new set of skills…and then
sees the light under the new door those skills can open, even as another door is closing.”
“If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.”
“My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all”
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”