We are human becomings

ChrysalisThink back through your life: at the age of 16 you were not the same person you had been when you were six.

Nor were you the same at 16 as you later became (or will become) at 26, 36, 46, or even 86 — though something about us stays the same.

Throughout our lives, in different ways, we are always changing:

We are not just human beings, we are human becomings.

The people who we try to become, the lives we try to lead, and the degrees to which we are helped or hindered from doing so, are influenced by the people around us and the times we happen to have been born into: if you had been born into a different country, a different century, or even a different family, you would likely see the world very differently from the way you do now. You, your friends, and family would all have different expectations about who you and they think you should become.

But beneath all those differences, something about you would remain the same. This is the essence of you. The part that stays the same as we get older.

Inner Leadership is a framework and a set of tools for becoming clearer on who that person is, finding more ways to put that into practice in a changing world, and inspiring yourself and other people to make them happen.

It’s a framework and a set of tools for becoming the butterfly you most want to become.

Because we are all human becomings.

But unlike a caterpillar, we have a choice about which butterfly we become.


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

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