Think back through your life. At the age of 16 you were not the same person as you were when you were six. Nor were you the same at 16 as you were (or will be) at 26, 36, or 66 — though something about us stays the same.
Throughout our lives, in different ways, we are always changing.
We are not simply human beings, we are human becomings.
The person we try to become, the lives we try to lead, and the degree to which we are helped or held back from doing so, are all influenced by the times we happen to have been born into and the cultures of the people around us. If you had been born into a different century, a different country, or even a different family, you would likely see the world quite differently from the way you do now.
And beneath it all is something more. Just as a caterpillar does not fully understand the chrysalis or the butterfly it will one day become, yet still it pushes on. In a similar way, you too might not fully be aware of the person you want to become.
Inner Leadership is a framework and tools for becoming more aware of who that is and then putting it into practice more effectively.
We are not just human beings, we are human becomings.
Adapted from Inner Leadership: tools for building inspiration in times of change.
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