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Love-Link®

Person Element 6:

Love COMPETENCE

Linking "competence" to "love" allows you the freedom to be yourself and serve others.

 

 

Truth 6 - Love guides and balances your COMPETENCIES. 

Goal 6 - Live well by developing all your COMPETENCIES. 

LIE 6 - Your COMPETENCIES are meaningless.


APPLYING Love-Link® Person Element 6 – Loving your COMPETENCIES

 

  • Strategy:  Change your belief from Lie 6 to believe Truth 6 by attaining the Competencies Goal 5.
    • How?  Everyone, by virtue of their being alive, has value.  Learning to appreciate those things we can do (within our capacities and limits), and learning to develop them the best we can, serves both our self and others.
    • Since love helps us know ourselves and others better through "listening, observing, verifying, and engaging'", the process of loving not only improves our competence, but it helps us to know how to use those competencies in all our relationships.  This helps create the sense of "well-being" for all who know and experience our lives.
    • Be aware of your surroundings.  By making "love" the center of discovering, developing, and using our competencies, we are better attuned to the possibilities surrounding us in every relationship. 
  • Commitment:  Learn to "Love your Competencies"
    • Be open to new ideas on how to acknowledge and use your competencies.  Competence is greater than our work or vocation.  Be open to subtle competencies at work, home, school, community, worship, and every setting of your life.  Little competencies are as important as big ones. 
    • Take a holistic approach to your competencies.  What we bring to others is important, so be sure to acknowledge the way in which we benefit them and add to their lives - these are often overlooked competencies.
    • Create your own learning projects.  List the things you are good at doing.  Make a plan to keep improving and sharing them with others.  Make another list of things you would like to do better.  Make a plan for them as well. Journal your ideas and attempts so you can learn and appreciate your growth in knowing and using your competencies.
  • Get Started:  Learning the value of your competencies is best done
    • Be proactive.  Always be working on at least one competency, and get feedback as to how you are doing.  Whether your competency is personal or professional, make a plan and keep at it.  Remember to use every opportunity to improve.
    • Reach out.  Consider working on your competencies with those around you - family members, co-workers, professional groups, etc. 

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