This time of change is bringing us opportunities as well as problems. But even when we see those opportunities clearly, the uncertainty of a changing world means that we can still feel unsure about how best to move forward.
“If you don’t know where you want to get to, all ways forward will seem equally irrelevant.”
Several tools of Inner Leadership help us build clarity around where we most want to get to, who we most want to become:
- The tools of Chapter 1 enable us to centre and ground, connecting us more strongly with who we are and what matters most to us
- The tools of Chapters 2 and 3 help us to make clearer sense of the situation and identify more alternatives for action, both of which help us to notice what we feel drawn towards and what we don’t
- Chapter 5 uncovers our purpose and values: these bring long-term guidance and direction to any situation
- Chapter 6 enables us to explore what most inspires us
- And the tools of Chapter 4 explicitly help us to learn from the future we want to create
In a time of churning, all ways forward are likely to seem difficult or uncertain.
Knowing who we most want to become will help us to choose our best way forward and also build the momentum, enthusiasm, and inspiration to get us there. This is another step towards making us antifragile.
Have you ever struggled to choose a way forward? Was it because you weren’t really clear who you wanted to become and hence which direction would take you there? What would it be like if you had clarity?
Adapted from Inner Leadership: a framework and tools for building inspiration in times of change.
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