This time of change is bringing us opportunities as well as problems. But even when we learn to find those opportunities, the uncertainty of a changing world means that we can still feel unsure about how best to move forward.
“If you don’t know where you want to get to, all ways forward will seem equally irrelevant.”
Several tools of Inner Leadership help us to build clarity around where we most want to get to and who we most want to become:
- The tools of Chapter 1 enable us to centre and ground, connecting us more strongly with who we are and what matters most to us
- The tools of Chapters 2 and 3 help us to make clearer sense of the situation and identify more alternatives for action, both of which bring us more clarity about what most inspires us and what we want to avoid
- Chapter 5 uncovers our purpose and values, bringing long-term guidance and direction to any situation
- Chapter 6 enables us to explore and articulate what most inspires us
- And the tools of Chapter 4 explicitly help us to define the future we want to create
In this time of churning, all ways forward are likely to seem difficult or uncertain.
This is 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? Do you want to give yourself that clarity?
Adapted from Inner Leadership: a framework and tools for building inspiration in times of change.
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