The Big Six?

Writer, Dana King commenting upon yesterday’s blog about qualities that draw others to us, dubbed them The Big Six. It might not be an exclusive list, but it still seems important to identify obstacles that prevent us from displaying these important attributes.

In the following list, I thought of the opposite of the quality and how it has taken root in my own experience.

Passion — Lethargy, disillusionment, or disengagement, supported by thoughts of, “It’s no use” or “Why try?”
Child-like Delight — Boredom, supported by “Been there, done that” or a lack of curiosity
Presence — Detachment, fueled by anxiety or self-absorption
Courage — Fear of losing something that I cannot keep
Contentment — Jealousy, bitterness, or negativity about my circumstances
Not Taking Oneself Too Seriously — Intensity or tension, born of defending my ego



9 thoughts on “The Big Six?

  1. Lisa Williams

    Amen!! Love this one, try to Live this way everyday!!!!

  2. Hi Pam Just back from the UK and Italy, rejuvenated and reading your tune ups every day. Regards Terry

    Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:28:35 +0000 To:

  3. AMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZING! I just now read this, didn’t know anything about it and only a few minutes ago I was talking about this to hubby-how I wanted to be married our 46 years BUT act like we were STILL on our honeymoon-stirring up the excitement for one another and our marriage…….. Jeanna

  4. Shannen Kelley

    Which Dana King is this? I’d like to know more about them! I’m really really enjoying the 2 min tune up. I get a lot out of them. I read them in the evening, to reflect a bit on, before bed. 🙂 Thanks! Shannen Kelley

    Shannen Kelley Owner, Organizer Practically Perfect Professional Organizing 214-250-6328

    On Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 6:28 AM, Two-Minute Tune-Up wrote:

    > Pam Boyd posted: “Writer, Dana King commenting upon yesterday’s blog > about qualities that draw others to us, dubbed them The Big Six. It might > not be an exclusive list, but it still seems important > to identify obstacles that prevent us from displaying these > important attri”

    • Hello Shannen! So nice to hear from you and to hear the tune-ups are helpful. Dana King is a crime-writer friend of mine on Facebook. His comments are frequently insightful, so I was just attempting to give him credit for that! Hope you have a great week!

  5. Love the opposite list. It is a great way to make sure you are on the right side of bed. Or in this case the LEFT. I am a lefty! Although, I am right brained. I want to BE the left side of the list!

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