Who Are You?

Written by Leigh Butler

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Give your list careful thought and make necessary revisions torepparttar expected behaviors. From this list you should be able to effectively and efficiently manage your roles and positions.


Socially appropriate role performance requires knowledge about what is expected,repparttar 126327 ability to perform what is expected, andrepparttar 126328 motivation to perform what is expected.

Learning to define and manage your roles and positions provides you with knowledge of what is expected. However, you determine your ability to perform what is expected and your motivation to perform what is expected.

After final list revisions are completed, examinerepparttar 126329 list carefully to determine your ability to perform each role and position. Only you can make that determination because only you know how much responsibility you can manage. Remember your goal is to maximize role performance.

You've determined that you haverepparttar 126330 knowledge andrepparttar 126331 ability to perform what is expected. But, are you motivated to perform what is expected? Never accept a role or position that you are not motivated to perform. Generally, you will not do a good job if you are not motivated even if you have repparttar 126332 knowledge andrepparttar 126333 ability.

In order to maximize role performance all three ingredients must be present - knowledge, ability, and motivation.

Knowledge of roles and positions should help you to better understand who you are and empower you to look beyond your name into your inner self.

So,repparttar 126334 next time someone asks you, "Who are you?" make sure you not only give them your name but also inform them about your roles and positions. Your roles and positions are part ofrepparttar 126335 essence of who your are.

Empower yourself, develop your potential, and acquire a new passion for living and learning. Get Leigh’s Lifelong Learning newsletter free at Lifelong_Learning-subscribe@topica.com. Or, visit her EducationAids.com website, http://www.EducationAids.com?way, the Internet’s premiere source for knowledge resources.


Written by Dr. Dorree Lynn

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Somewhere in mid-life many people begin to realize they are not going to live forever. Often, as with Jamie, they enter psychotherapy to deal with very real life issues only to find that they flow easily between talking about their personal dynamics and their cosmic beliefs. A 1995 Gallup poll found thatrepparttar older a person is,repparttar 126326 more importantrepparttar 126327 rituals of religion were likely to be. Also, findings are consistent that older people who use religion to cope do better psychologically and physically than those who do not.

As we age,repparttar 126328 concept of spirituality —whether through or apart from religious ritual — takes on greater significance. Since our population is aging and forrepparttar 126329 first time in our history seniors will outnumber youth, perhaps there will be a change inrepparttar 126330 ways our society views both age and spirituality. Ultimately we need to move towardsrepparttar 126331 ultimate answer, which is as old as time: We need to give back and to love.

This column's for you,


Dorree Lynn, PH.D

Dr. Dorree Lynn is co-founder of the Institute for the Advanced Study of Psychotherapy and a practicing clinician in New York and Washington, DC. Dr. Lynn served on the executive board of the American Academy of Psychotherapists and she is on the editorial board of their publication, Voices. She is also a regular columnist for the Washington, DC newspaper, The Georgetowner. Dr. Lynn is a noted speaker and well known on the lecture circuit.

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