Personal Direction


The intention of this exercise is to be a first step in finding a direction, by taking responsibility for yourself and your own direction first. By setting a clear direction for who we want to be we enhance our focus to adapt the patterns we need to get there and increase our awareness of which contexts we feel authentic.

Desired Outcome:

By the end of the exercise, we want you to have a clearer picture of who you want to become and what you need to practice to get there.



Who do you want to be 1, 5, 10 years from today? See yourself 1, 5 and 10 years from now. You have arrived and reached your desired goals. Imagine and describe it (in the present tense) as vividly as if you are there in the future right now. (Suggested time: 20 min) Guiding Questions:

  • Where are you?

  • How do you hold yourself (your body language)?

  • How are you dressed?

  • What do you work or study with?

  • Where and how do you live?

  • Who are your friends/network and which kind of relationships do you have?

  • You look at your social media feeds. What have you been sharing the last year?

  • If this moment was a movie scene. Which soundtrack would be playing in the background?

  • What excites you at this moment?

  • Who did you need to become to reach your goals?

  • How will you keep developing the leadership abilities you've practiced so far?


Who do you need to become to reach your goals? Standing there in the future - think back to yourself back now and define the process of how you got here, working backward. What did you do and how did you manage to get here? What kind of goals, subgoals, projects did you start to get here? How do you use the leadership abilities you've practiced so far, and how will you continue to develop them? (Suggested time: 20 min)


Share your results with your buddy. Make sure that you have time for followup questions. (Suggested time: 40 min, 20 min each)

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