Something else just leaped into my mind in writing my last post and talking about living your new story as a narrative. It relates to my previous thoughts on concept maps and wondering if they could help me get past the block I feel like I’m experiencing.
Why it feels like an important thought though is because I’m wondering if living the new narrative of your new story, which embodies the new you and your new identity, is really nothing more than simply taking these different aspects of your larger connected self as keywords and laying them out relationally in a empowering narrative sentence that actually inspires you to live and embody your new identity.
This has always been something that has frustrated me in the past. Trying to describe my identity from one perspective. Or perhaps, feeling constrained in having to describe it from one perspective (i.e. “I’m a gamer, no I’m a Future of Work guy, no I’m a…”), so it’s easier for people to grasp and understand.
But really I don’t want to do that and I don’t want to be one dimensional. I want to bring seemingly unrelated aspects of my life together (i.e. play & work) and show how they are deeply meaningful and related to one another, as long as you’re able to let go of your conventional biases (i.e. play is frivolous) and look at them in a completely new, unconventional way.