3 Ways to Lead Yourself Into the Future

UPDATED: April 19, 2020
PUBLISHED: January 23, 2018

There are three ways to lead yourself into the future, and it simply starts with understanding how to recalibrate your GPS. GPS stands for:

  • What am I grateful for? When you get up every single day, can you identify the one, two or three things that you are most thankful for as you start the day? This allows us to be more productive during the day.
  • How do I intend to be purposeful? Where there is no purpose, abuse of time, energy and resources is inevitable. So how do you find your purpose? Ask yourself, why are you here right now? What is that you can do to make the biggest impact and difference today?
  • What will it take to be a slashy? Whoever told you that you have to do just one thing, don’t believe the hype. If you’re working in a job, it’s OK to have a side hustle. If you’re in business for yourself, it’s OK to do a few things—just make sure you love it.

We are now living in a very disrupted world—a world of uncertainty, ambiguity and change. The most important thing we have to think about is how we are going to lead ourselves into the future.

Related: 5 Ways to Create a Strategic Life Plan

Simon T. Bailey

Simon T. Bailey is an international speaker, writer and personal transformation strategist. He is the author of Shift Your Brilliance: Harness the Power of You, Inc., and Be the SPARK: Five Platinum Service Principles for Creating Customers for Life. When he’s not working, he enjoys rooting for the Buffalo Bills (his hometown team).