This time of change is bringing us opportunities as well as problems. But even when we know how to find those opportunities, the uncertainty of a changing world means that we can still feel unsure about how to move forward.
If you don’t know where you want to get to, all ways forward will seem equally (ir)relevant.
Several of the tools of Inner Leadership help us to build more clarity around where we most want to get to, who we most want to become:
- The tools of Chapter 1 enable us to centre, ground, and deepen our connection with ourselves: who we are and what matters most to us.
- The tools of Chapters 2 and 3 provide tools that help us make clearer sense of the situation and identify more alternatives for action. This bring us more clarity about what most inspires us and what we most want to avoid.
- Chapter 5 uncovers our purpose and values. Making these things conscious and explicit brings long-term guidance and direction to any situation.
- Chapter 6 enables us to explore and articulate whatever most inspires us.
- And the tools of Chapter 4 explicitly help us to define the future we most want to create.
In this time of churning, all ways forward are uncertain. All ways forward are likely to seem difficult. And so knowing more clearly who we most want to become will help us to choose which path to take and bring us the inspiration we need to take us there.
These are two more steps towards becoming antifragile.
Have you ever struggled to choose the best way forward for you? Was it because you weren’t clear who you wanted to become? Do you want to give yourself that clarity and inspiration now?
Adapted from Inner Leadership: a framework and tools for building inspiration in times of change.
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