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Who do you become?



Come across any useful approaches to help you get greater clarity on your future directions + bigger picture?


If so, good one, means you on to something.


If not, that’s alright cos that kinda figuring ain’t no small feat.


Check this method out from David Brooks…


“In this method, you don’t ask, What do I want from life? You ask a different set of questions: What does life want from me? What are my circumstances calling me to do?

In this scheme of things we don’t create our lives; we are summoned by life. The important answers are not found inside, they are found outside. This perspective begins not within the autonomous self, but with the concrete circumstances in which you happen to be embedded. This perspective begins with an awareness that the world existed long before you and will last long after you,Your job is to figure certain things out: What does this environment need in order to be made whole? What is it that needs repair? What tasks are lying around waiting to be performed? As the novelist Frederick Buechner put it, ‘At what points do my talents and deep gladness meet the world’s deep need?’”


You see that?


Not enough to simply ask what you want.


Go deeper and consider what your current circumstances are calling you to be.


In other words…


If you put all your might and potential into ‘right now’ who are you?


Who do you become?


With ARETE,


Sean

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