Judging types may run into a few problems when looking to start up new projects or when going to a new place. Here’s some things you may want to consider when you’re in the early stages of the Hero’s Journey as a Judging Type.
Letting go of the past as a Judging type
If you haven’t recovered from past mistakes or if you’re still processing or holding on to another project in the past, you might have less success starting up this new project. Make sure you’ve got the door fully closed before you open the next one. Some tips if you want to move forward is: stop feeling stuck, and start feeling done. Judging types are notorious for grinding an old project for way longer than they should. They take a long time to complete a project or finish up with something. It’s just a part we all love and hate about them.
Ask other people if they’re happy with what you’ve done and if they feel satisfied with what you have given. Make sure you get closure and that you’ve made the best you could of a situation.
Think about what your idea has become in practice. What did you learn from your project and what positive ramifications did it have on your situation or environment? What should you avoid doing in the future?
If you’re ready to move forward, GREAT. Let’s go.
Finding your next project as a Judging Type
Judging types are literally blind to new ideas and new projects when compared to Perceiving types. Sometimes it’s not enough to put up a big sign for them telling them there’s an opportunity here. You need to grab them by the hand and pull them there and deal with them protesting on the way.
If you keep staring yourself blind at whatever you’ve currently been focused on, you’re not going to see anything that is happening around you. In the beginning stage, as a Judging type, try to go into a field as if it was just a hobby or a fun way to spend your day. Don’t try to look for any immediate goals or projects right now, just go and see if it’s fun. See what you can learn from it.
Judging types need to be eased into a new field or new environment. At first, they’ll feel it is chaotic, they won’t know what to focus on. You will feel disoriented or lost. You will feel that you’re not in control or that you don’t know what you’re doing. In the beginning, remind yourself that’s completely okay, as long as it’s fun.
You’ll find your next project or big goal once you’ve started to really let yourself get into an activity. Once you’re all in there, and you start feeling a bit less lost, you’ll start focusing on certain things in your environment. Certain aspects of this hobby are going to appeal to you more than others. You’ll start finding some things you’re better at than others. Those will be your new goal.
Starting up your new project as a Judging Type
While Judging types do worse in the first part of finding a new project and orienting themselves in a new environment, Judging types do well at nailing down a goal or objective once they have started to get used to a new place or environment.
As a Judging type, you’re going to have an easier time plotting a course and deciding where you’re going next. You will have an easier time deciding on some small objectives and you’ll become better at finding focus and structure in this new environment.
Some pitfalls to look out for though. Don’t decide too quickly on something. Don’t limit yourself too early. Don’t do something just because it’s the first easy thing you found, it’s going to have to be fun long-term too. If you make up your mind too early about something, you might give up on it too early too. If you make it too small-scope, you may also outgrow it too fast.