Post written by Laura Varlas
Like most teenagers, Sir Ken Robinson had no idea what he wanted to be when he grew up.
"Life is a constant improvisation. How many of you, at the age of 15, accurately anticipated the life you've had?," he asked at his ASCD Annual Conference general session presentation last month.
"Your résumé conveys the myth that this was all planned. The last thing you want to do is convey the actual chaos you've been living through."
The path through your life appears as you take it, he explained, and finding your element implies tuning your ear to that inner voice that guides you along the journey. "It requires looking both beyond yourself and more deeply inside yourself to plot a course through your own talents and interests," Robinson noted.