The Two Roads of Identity Crisis aka The Power of Intention

Aug 07, 2023

"Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?

The Cheshire Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.

Alice: I don't much care where.

The Cheshire Cat: Then it doesn't much matter which way you go.

Alice: ...So long as I get somewhere.

The Cheshire Cat: Oh, you're sure to do that, if only you walk long enough."


This is all about the power of intention.

All of us, on many occasions, reach a crossroads as Alice did in the famous tale. Many times, we act as Alice did, uncertain of our destination, driven forward without knowing where we want to go, and then wondering how we got there.

Here are some insights I've gained around not deciding a destination:

1. It's not a destination problem; it's an identity problem. It's not about WHERE you want to be, but WHO you want to be.

2. Goals are not about arriving, but becoming.

3.Identity is defined by what you're most committed to.

4.One of the hardest things about committing to a path is letting go of an old one.

A certain Jim Rohn quote keeps coming to mind for me lately as I consider the next chapter of my own journey: "For things to change, you must change."

By making a decision about where we want to go, we take ownership over our life. It doesn't mean we can control all of what happens, but we can use all of it to move us towards our destination.

Your future can change completely with just the slightest adjustment in daily actions.

We show people how to clarify their goals and master the art of intentional habit building.

And it all starts by considering where you may be standing at a crossroads in your life.

If we don't choose a direction, life chooses it for us.

But all it takes for a new direction is a little daily action towards a specific goal.

So, have you decided where you want to go?

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