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 best to move forward.

There are three main reasons why this happens. And the second reason 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 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 and are likely to seem difficult. Knowing more clearly who we want to become will help us to choose which path to take and will bring us the inspiration needed to take us there.

Both these things are another step towards becoming antifragile.

Have you ever struggled to choose the best way forward? Was it because you weren’t clear who you ultimately wanted to become or which direction would take you there? Did you lack the inspiration you needed to take you there? 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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