Last summer I coined a term for myself: “be the cloud”. My goal in this rather silly expression was to leverage my adaptability strength and learn how to navigate life’s challenges with a little more fluidity, curiosity, and appreciation for differences.
When I am being the cloud, I am able to adapt to other people’s needs by simply forgoing my own needs for a while and honoring the needs and interests of others. This may sound rather simple but it actually requires great awareness, flexibility, curiosity and even grace. Being a cloud does not mean you are getting stomped on, it means you decide to take a look from above and see the whole. It means looking at something with new eyes and trying to understand the heart of the people and heart of an issue.