You may not know in your mind where you are going, but you know it by doing*
These are the two questions that lie at the heart of the work I am involved in with people, and they belong together:
Who am I?
What is my contribution?
Without these two questions most of the books ever published would vanish – and those about their subsequent states of identity: clubs, parties, team, nations … .
Out of these questions form the myths or stories we live by when we are alone and when we are with others.
One question without the other is unhelpful. We cannot do something that matters unless it is intrinsically part of who we are, and we cannot know who we can be unless we do something that puts soul in the game.
When we do something and reflect, do something and reflect …, things begin to happen.
(*From Nassim Taleb’s Skin in the Game.)