When Was the Last Time You Sharpened Your Syntax?
No matter what we are doing, our results rest on how we do it. Zen teacher Cheri Huber says, “How you do anything is how you do everything.” If we could fathom our own patterns, and the ways they serve and don’t serve us, much of what annoys and derails us might be transformed.
The whole self-awareness game seems to advance in spurts. We become aware of new insights, perhaps due to a life change, a provocative conversation, or perhaps an intentional self-assessment, such as learning what your Myers-Briggs or Enneagram type is, and what that means. (Don’t worry, if you haven’t heard of those, there are as many personality assessments as there are personalities. Or almost. You’ve probably run across a few of them.)
In any moment of awakening, we have new perceptions, new opportunities, and maybe a rush of energy. Those are the moments when we can reshape anything from our identity to a small habit change. These are times we get to sharpen our personal syntax.
For you, maybe it’s listening more. Or maybe speaking up more. Or both, with a clear sense of your goal, what that will get you, and how you will know when you get there The Syntax for Change offers multiple pathways to sharpen both focus and flexibility, helping you fine-tune the behavior patterns that will get you there successfully.
The Syntax Messenger shows up from time to time in your inbox, to invite you to be conscious of your competence, your intentions, and how you will shape your next steps.
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Invitation to Join the Community
The new Syntax for Change website (ta da!) is a fun place to explore, to gather resources, and to decide how you would like to engage. You can visit the website, join the Syntax Community to gain access to programs on change by a variety of presenters, join the Facebook page that is open to members of the community. We’ll keep active conversations on communication and change, hosted there. You can also visit the website and request a one-on-one to discuss your specific interests, or read the blog.
If you were a member of the Syntax for Change Community before, please rejoin here at our new location.
Though platforms and media may change, the need for reminders of core skills and crucial insights continues.