In a churning world, no-one knows what will happen next. An unknown virus might close the world economy. A fire or flood might devastate a town. Politics and social media might take an unexpected turn for the worse. Or a series of revelations might bring down one of the most powerful men in Hollywood and spark a social movement.
In a churning world, the only thing we know for sure is that the future will be unpredictable. And all ways forward are likely to be difficult.
This means that, in a churning world, what drives success is no longer the ability to repeat what worked in the past. In a churning world, what drives success is the ability to keep going through the difficulties. And how do we do that? By finding the possibilities that most inspire us. By finding the emerging chrysalises that we most long to turn into butterflies.
In a churning world, who inspires wins.
How inspired do you and the people around you feel about the goals you are working towards? What would happen if you felt more inspired? What if you found a goal that inspired you even more?
Adapted from Inner Leadership: a framework and tools for building inspiration in times of change.
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