In a blog post related to the power of aspiration, drawn from his new book The Earned Life, the renowned leadership expert and bestselling author Marshall Goldsmith talks about how aspiration can lead to continuing change.
‘Goldsmith writes, “Aspiration is an act of prioritizing your future over your present. Think of it as a transfer of power from old to new. No matter how risk-averse you think you are, when you aspire, you are choosing to be a little bit of a gambler. Using the currency of your time and energy, you are betting that the future-you will be an improvement over the current-you.”
Japan and South Korea are aspiring to set aside centuries of mutual distrust. The prime minister of Japan, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, recently told a group of South Korean lawmakers and academics visiting Tokyo that the two countries must improve relations to work together alongside the U.S. to face challenges from rogue nations. The relations between the two countries have recently been difficult over legacies of Japan’s colonization of the Korean Peninsula for more than three decades through 1945.
But that may change. Aspiration can be a powerful tool for growth.
In The Earned Life Goldsmith uncovers the source of today’s existential crises, including regrets that stem from choices that irrevocably alter our lives, reroute destinies, and haunt our memories. These are particularly timely themes today.
With Goldsmith’s book as a guide, readers can close the gap between what they plan to achieve and what they actually get done—even in a world full of inescapable unfairness and curveballs—and live an earned life that is fulfilling in the long run.
You can read Marshall Goldsmith’s blog here.
About MARSHALL GOLDSMITH
Marshall Goldsmith has been recognized for years as the world’s leading executive coach and the New York Times bestselling author of many books, including What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, Mojo, and Triggers. He received his Ph.D. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. In his coaching practice, Goldsmith has advised more than 200 major CEOs and their management teams. He and his wife live in Nashville, Tennessee.
About THE EARNED LIFE
In THE EARNED LIFE (Currency Books), Marshall Goldsmith uncovers the source of today’s existential crisis: regret, the kind stemming from choices that irrevocably alter our lives, reroutes destinies, and haunts our memories—particularly timely themes as the pandemic and Great Resignation inspire people to seek meaning in their lives, get unstuck and make changes. With this book as their guide, readers can close the gap between what they plan to achieve and what they actually get done—even in a world full of inescapable unfairness and curveballs—and live an earned life too fulfilling to dwell on the “what ifs.”
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