How To Figure Your Life Out

Our lives are the choices we make — and those choices aren’t always obvious.

Luckily, there are signs all around us showing us what we need to do, where we need to go, and guiding us in the right direction.

But in order to figure our lives out, we have to pay attention.

We have to pay attention to the inputs that surround us and decipher the messages they have for us.

Here are a few things worth more of our attention.

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A Manager’s Pledge

“I will listen to you. Your experience at work, in previous jobs, at home, and in the community are valid. You know things that I don’t know. Your perspective on our work together is invaluable and can only enrich our product. I want to learn from you.”

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The World Needs More Followers, Not More Leaders

“Perhaps the biggest disservice done by the outsize glorification of ‘leadership skills’ is to the practice of leadership itself — it hollows it out, it empties it of meaning. It attracts those who are motivated by the spotlight rather than by the ideas and people they serve. It teaches students to be a leader for the sake of being in charge rather than in the name of a cause or an idea they care about deeply.”

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