On January 1, 2018 I chose these four words as the ones I wanted to channel in the year ahead. Over the year these words showed up in many different forms: a mantra that I chanted in yoga classes. A quiet recitation when I was stuck in traffic. A post-it reminder on the bathroom mirror.
What are the moments or situations when you give up your power – to Gatekeepers or other obstacles – and wait to get picked? What might open up for your dreams or your goals if you took that power and picked yourself instead?
What would you do if you found out your days on Earth were numbered? How might you change the way you spend your time, or the choices you make, to focus on what really matters – on what you really want?
When I think about wayfinding and how to define it, I’ve often talked about it as navigating the path between work and life. If wayfinding is about navigation, then let’s just say this week I’ve steered off course.
This time of year, we’re all about resolutions and intentions. But what do we do when life throws us an unexpected curveball and our plans go out the window? How might we adjust, adapt and move forward?
Even with the best laid plans, life can get in the way sometimes. How might we see constraints not as obstacles that stop us from making progress, but rather as creative incubators that help our early ideas grow with time?
Wayfinding begins with understanding that it’s time to make a change. Yet making a change requires us to take a creative risk. What do you do when the fear you’re feeling is stronger than your desire for change?