Not knowing who you want to become

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.

There are three main reasons why this happens. The second is when we don’t know who or what we want to become.

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:

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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