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Marshall Goldsmith Shows Why Aspiration Motivates Us to Grow

One of the founders of the antiauthoritarian performance group Pussy Riot has successfully escaped Russia. Marshall Goldsmith talks about catalysts for change.

Marshall Goldsmith Shows Why Aspiration Motivates Us to Grow
“Aspiration directs you to something more lasting than ambition, more worthy of developing and protecting.”

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In a blog post related to the power of aspiration, adapted from his new book The Earned Life, the renowned leadership expert and bestselling author Marshall Goldsmith talks about how aspiration is a catalyst for change.

Goldsmith writes, “Aspiration, because it is all about learning to care about something new, directs you to something more lasting than ambition, more worthy of developing and protecting. Understanding aspiration is a huge difference-maker in our ability to create our own life.”

One of the founders of the antiauthoritarian punk-rock performance group Pussy Riot has escaped Russia. Maria Alyokhina disguised herself as a food courier to evade Russian police and a crackdown by President Vladimir Putin

Maria V. Alyokhina first attracted the attention of the Russian authorities — and the world — when her punk band and performance art group Pussy Riot staged a protest against President Vladimir V. Putin in Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral. Alyokhina has spent years fighting for her country to respect its own constitution and the most basic human rights, like freedom of expression. After being freed early from prison in December 2013, she and another member of Pussy Riot founded Mediazona, an independent news outlet focused on crime and punishment in Russia. But since the invasion of Ukraine, Russian authorities have cracked down even harder on anyone who aspires to tell the truth.

She wanted to remain in Russia despite regular surveillance and pressure from the authorities. But she joined many thousands of Russians who have fled since the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

In The Earned Life Goldsmith uncovers the source of today’s existential crises, including regrets that stem from choices that irrevocably alter our lives, reroute destinies, and haunt our memories. These are particularly timely themes today.

With Goldsmith’s book as a guide, readers can close the gap between what they plan to achieve and what they actually get done—even in a world full of inescapable unfairness and curveballs—and live an earned life that is fulfilling in the long run.

You can read Marshall Goldsmith’s blog here.

About MARSHALL GOLDSMITH

Marshall Goldsmith has been recognized for years as the world’s leading executive coach and the New York Times bestselling author of many books, including What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, Mojo, and Triggers. He received his Ph.D. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. In his coaching practice, Goldsmith has advised more than 200 major CEOs and their management teams. He and his wife live in Nashville, Tennessee.

About THE EARNED LIFE

In THE EARNED LIFE (Currency Books), Marshall Goldsmith uncovers the source of today’s existential crisis: regret, the kind stemming from choices that irrevocably alter our lives, reroutes destinies, and haunts our memories—particularly timely themes as the pandemic and Great Resignation inspire people to seek meaning in their lives, get unstuck and make changes. With this book as their guide, readers can close the gap between what they plan to achieve and what they actually get done—even in a world full of inescapable unfairness and curveballs—and live an earned life too fulfilling to dwell on the “what ifs.”

If you’d like more information on Marshall Goldsmith, The Earned Life, and his work, please get in touch with Lyda Goldsmith.

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