In a time of change, who inspires wins

In a churning world, no-one knows what is going to happen next. A small country might resist one of the world’s strongest armies. A fire or flood might devastate a town. A computer program might pass the entrance exams for some of the world’s best law schools, business schools, and medical schools. Or an unknown virus might close down the world economy for two years. 

This means that, in a churning world, the only thing we can know for certain is that the future cannot be predicted. And all ways forward are likely to be difficult.

In a churning world, what drives success is no longer the ability to predict what will happen or repeat what worked well in the past. In a churning world, what drives success is the ability to keep going, no matter what difficulties arise.

The best way to do this is by finding the way forward that inspires us most. Because only when we find what we love will we wake up every morning, longing to do what needs to be done.

In a churning world, who inspires wins.

How inspired do you and the people around you currently feel about the goals you are working towards? What would happen if you, and they, felt more inspired? What would happen if you or the people around you found a goal that inspired you or them even more?

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

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