Review, Reflect and Refine

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Review, reflect and refine

Sometimes when I’m in a situation where I’m aware of there being some incongruence but am not entirely sure of what path to take, I use the ‘Play it forward’ tool.

Choose a number of scenarios, play your current situation into the future, and see where it ends up. Which, if any, will get you to where you are heading?

This exercise can clarify when you’re at risk of an unwanted outcome or a dead-end and provokes early action. It helps me realise when my intention is wrong and consequently, no path will get me to the right place.

  • Do your priority intent statements move you closer towards your work aspirations and your purpose?
  • How do your top three values align with your statements of intent? How will manifesting the priority values support your intentions and guide you? Is there anything that you are currently valuing that is not congruent or represents a trade-off with your intentions? Consider revisiting the values exercise. Are there values in your top 10 list that would better serve the intent?
  • Review your statements of intent. Do they represent an action list of tasks? If so, take them up a level to be more strategic by asking yourself why you want to do this action and what do you want to achieve?
  • How do your choices in this pillar affect the choices you made in the other pillar? What implications will there be for the other pillars?
  • What are you seeking in the work that you do?
  • Will what got you here get you to where you want to go?
  • What strengths, talents, and superpowers do you possess that you can strengthen and leverage?
  • What experience or expertise do you need to develop to achieve your aspiration?

Update your Personal Strategy Map and Definitions 

The iteration in the development of the Personal Strategy Map and Definitions takes time and reflection. As you develop each part of your Personal Strategy Map, consider the impact and implications on the other parts.




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Update your Personal Strategy Map with the three statements of intent for the Work & Contributions pillar in the Priorities Perspective.

Use the templates to capture your notes and thoughts on what each priority means to you, allowing yourself to get ‘messy’ while exploring and developing your ideas. Once you’ve got a condensed, crisper version of your intention and definition, enter it into the summary template.