Who Do You Want to Be?

I just took a look at the identity section of the above model. It hit me how easy it is to get absorbed by identity — and the wrong type of identity. As Csikszentmihalyi argued back in 1991, our culture sends messages — often very subtle messages — that having a strong and somewhat fixed identity is a good thing. The more we adopt this pose, the less flexible we are to learn. How to get beyond this? Indeed, you can by understanding how to work with your identity rather than treat identity as a goal in itself. That is what this model does. Interested? Let me know and we can go further!


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