Have you ever stopped to consider how your unique story has shaped and equipped you to impact those around you? No one has a story exactly the same as yours. Our individual journeys, with their peaks and valleys, shape the way we live and lead. Both our personal and professional experiences develop our leadership gifts over time.
Each life experience teaches us about our passion to lead.
Today I'm going to share with you an exercise called the "Path of Life", that gave me tremendous insights into my own leadership style. Drawing the path of our lives enables us to examine the impact of our past upon our present and future. Are you ready to learn?
Take a piece of paper and start in the bottom left corner, labeling the starting point of the line "Birth". Then draw the path of your life from there to the upper right corner. Put some twists and turns on the page. Be creative as you let your life story unfold before you. Label the milestones - places you have lived, significant achievements, relationships, family, life-changing lessons learned... anything that is important to you. Draw some pictures to represent the events on the timeline of your life.
When you are finished, look at your path and divide it into four or five chapters marked by significant events in your life. Give each chapter a descriptive title and label the chapters on your path. Your life story has made you into the person you are today.
My life story has taught me to lead with more compassion and less judgment. What about yours? How can you better use it to impact your world tomorrow? Share with us in a comment by clicking the comment link below.