This blog title is cracking me up right now because if you know anything about ENFPs, we are not planners or strategizers by nature. However, we do need to step back from life at times and recenter ourselves to make sure we are moving in the right direction. What does this look like for me? Well, I am in casual clothes, surrounded by mess, with my planner open. I have resolved not to move from this spot until I have come up with a plan and a focus!
I love being an ENFP. I wouldn’t have it any other way. The only down side is that as an ENFP I have many different interests and ping-pong from one to next; often. This is unfortunate because I never really feel like I am an achiever. Remember that phrase, “Jack of all trades, master of none?” That’s how I feel right now. For some of you making goals and plans comes effortlessly. You actually thrive making lists and check boxes, but for me, that gives me a headache which makes me want to lie down and go to sleep.
If you saw me right now you would probably think I was being extremely unproductive and lazy. There are so many things to get done around the house, how could I be so selfish with my time. At least this is what I think you would perceive. I am feeling the guilt, but this is the only way for me to make any headway when it comes to thriving as an ENFP.
You see, I am a homeschool mom who is with my kids almost 24/7. I spend a lot of my time with them doing our own thing that I forget to change it up and get out, meeting new people, experiencing new things. My kids are the exact opposite than me. So they would rather stick with a routine, maybe even stay home. There are many projects around our house that are on my mental “to do” list that seem to keep me to myself and are endless weekly tasks. It’s like a rat race in my own home. I am also a songwriter. This has the tendency to become an introverted profession since it requires a lot of quiet, focused time to develop and refine a song.
So I have many things in my life where I am not thriving as an ENFP. I need to balance those things with activities that bring me a lot of fulfillment and joy. Hence, I will stay here, picketing my cause, until I can come up with a plan that will help me continue to be the person God has created me to be. I don’t want to apologize for being who I am. I want to use everything I have to bless others and to feel God’s pleasure.