Not knowing who we want to become

Signpost indicating all directions in the world. Schiphol airport, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, about 1937.

A time of change will bring us opportunities as well as problems. But even if we see them clearly, the uncertainty of a changing world can still leave us unsure about how best how to move forward.

There are three main reasons for this, the second of which is when we haven’t decided who or what we want to become, our destiny.

If you don’t know where you want to get to, all ways forward can seem equally (ir)relevant.

The tools of several chapters of Inner Leadership will help us build clarity:

In a time of churning, all ways forward can seem difficult or uncertain.

While it is important to avoid overthinking, an appropriate amount of work to clarify who you are now and who you most want to become will help you choose your best way forwardand build the energy and enthusiasm that will keep you going in a time of change.

Have you ever struggled to choose a way forward? Were you unclear who you wanted to become? Are you clear now? Would it be useful to become clearer?


Adapted from Inner Leadership: tools for building inspiration in times of change.

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