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Bill George

Harvard Business School Professor, former Medtronic CEO

Questions to Help You Discover Your True North: Part V

If you follow my blog, Twitter feed, or Facebook page, you’ll notice a constant theme: Discover Your True North. Both leaders and corporations have to develop a True North that follows their unique principles. If you try to ‘fake it until you make it,’ you won’t just be unsuccessful; you’ll also be miserable.

How can you discover your True North so you can take steps to get where you want to go in life? You have to know what your values are and what’s important to you. To that end, I’ve come up with a list of 30 questions to help you find your True North. You shouldn’t answer them all at once, so here’s a few to begin. Take a day to carefully think each one through. Remember, if you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.

  1. What bugs you? If it makes you mad, you’re passionate about it! Can you make your anger productive?
  2. Fast-forward ten or twenty years. What is the one thing that, if you never pursued, you’d always regret?
  3. When was the last time you embarrassed yourself? You have to be vulnerable to find your purpose.
  4. Who or what energizes you? What makes you feel depleted? Do you thrive on chaos, or prefer order?
  5. Who do you look up to? Who are your mentors, both those you know personally and those who inspire you from afar?

Find the full list of questions to help you Discover Your True North here.

For more insight and exercises to help you find your True North, read Finding Your True North. It offers a full, comprehensive approach to identify and develop your own unique direction in life.

  • Adedoyin Adebayo

    Thank you for your write up Bill. Very original and “authentic” I look forward to interviewing you in my book.