How to Map Your Future
In his best-selling book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey points out the absurdity of maneuvering the city of Chicago with a map of Detroit. No amount of positive attitude, raw intelligence, or good effort changes the fact that you are just. plain. lost. If you have no knowledge of the city – or worse yet – you are using an incorrect guide, then you can’t move strategically. You are at the mercy of guess work and trial and error. As a result, you are totally confused and ineffective. 😩 This lesson is equally true when it comes to your life.
If you have no internal mapping, no understanding of who you are and what you do well, then you've chosen a directionless fate.
You enter each new opportunity, challenge and phase of life with a 50/50 change (if you’re lucky) of getting it right. Instead of intentionality, your life is about risk management. You just hope that each “shot in the dark” hits the mark.
What “map,” if any, are you using as a guide for your life?
If you're not sure how to answer that question, I encourage you to get clear on these three things:
- Your unique skills (WHAT you know)
- Your unique passions (WHY you get out of bed in the morning
- Your unique talents (HOW you instinctively take action)
Fulfillment = Alignment
The secret to a fulfilling life is the alignment of your skills, passions, and talents. The clearer you are on those three things, the more clarity and direction you'll have throughout your life journey.
You've got this 👊
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