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  • Writer's pictureLouise Lombaard

So, You have a future to figure out...

We know what to expect and what is coming up, sometimes even long before it's expected to happen. This can be short-term; such as having homework to finish for the next day or long-term such as knowing you have exams at the end of the year. Regardless, a lot of our expectations are managed and laid out beforehand. Most of the time, you wouldn't even have a say in what's next but simply do as you're told.

Some of us might know exactly where we want to head in the future after school, but most of us have no idea what to expect or what to do. You can't really blame yourself, for most of our school lives, we are told what to do when to do it, and why we are doing it. Rarely are we presented with the opportunity to explore and manage our own direction and choices in these younger years. Then, when we are thrown into the big world, we feel lost and overwhelmed and have no idea what we should do or do we even know why we do what we do. Most fall into the copy-and-paste approach of going to university and getting a well-paying job. Those who are not fortunate enough to go study, end up in the workforce doing the jobs that no one really wants to do. It's the same for everyone, most of the time.

What if there was a different approach to the future for every single person. That would be amazing! however; most of us don't even know which reign to grab onto first.

Imagine knowing yourself so well, knowing what you need as a unique individual, what drives and motivates you forward, and how to use that to shape your future, not the future preset for all of us. Personally, I dreaded that the video below would be my everyday future.

I have some good news! There is a tool known as the Clifton StrengthFinder Assessment which measures your natural energy and needs. Through self-awareness, you will be able to tangibly identify your natural motivation and drive including what you need to thrive in an everyday life. By knowing yourself better, you will have a better idea of what reigns to grab onto and what direction to steer your life in that is suitable and exciting to you. Imagine how awesome it will feel to be in control of your life and not have other people and systems pre-meditate on what your next step should be.

I well managed talent becomes a strength, a miss managed talent becomes a detriment.

Let's see, how many of us are certain of the future.

Do you have a plan for your future?

  • Yes, I have it all planned out.

  • Nope, no idea.

  • Not sure, maybe.

Whatever you answered in the poll above, you can benefit from awareness and coaching. If you are super sure, you can only confirm your approach and thoughts through the awareness and coaching journey. If you said no or maybe, you can rest assured that starting with an awareness journey can definitely help you figure it out.

If you would like more information on how It's a Journey can help you as a young teen, or young studying/ working adult then check out the home page or send an email with all your questions and I will get back to you with all the necessary answers.

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