Lolly Daskal posted an inspiring article about the process of taking control of who you want to become. Daskal says that growth may be inescapable, but it’s something you can direct. She states 4 ways we can take better control of our growth:
1. Stop labeling yourself.
Who you were may be a part of who you are and who you are becoming, but it’s not the whole story of your destiny.
2. Re-imagine your future self.
We are all in a constant state of becoming, so shape your behaviour not around your past but around your desired future.
3. Measure your development.
Once you’re feeling with the distinction between your present and future selves, you can start to make more detailed compassions and identify areas you want to focus on.
4. Create desired outcomes.
Lean into the motivators that will help you reach the future self you desire. When your future is clear, your behaviour will reflect that clarity.