Over the last several years, there has been a lot of thinking about something called “life design”. The idea is that one can apply enlightened design thinking to decisions that shape who you are over time. Not just career planning but life planning.
I ascribe to the idea that life is too precious a thing to just do without reflection.So Ilike this new school of thought. At the same time, I am also a bit wary of its vocabulary. One designs things. Whether those things are tangible things, like cars, or abstract things, like models. You are bot a thing.
Or I might say that you are a thing in motion. You are a series of activities promoted by decisions that you make either consciously or subconsciously. To become a “better you” you need to work on designing those paths and tracking and reflecting on the flow of thinking that following the path produces.
This is strategic thinking in its purest form.