Letting life drive you?

How will I feel if I live as I have for the next 5 years?

Does this thought give me an oppressive feeling? Or does my conscience kick in? Then I should ask myself whether I should become proactive.

Passive through inaction, adaptation or anger

As soon as I have the feeling that I can no longer cope with the situation, it’s time to do something and get things moving. On the other hand, by doing nothing, adapting, having heated policy discussions, throwing tantrums, being afraid or fleeing into compensation, I remain passive and change little in my life. But then I shouldn’t be surprised if I find myself in more or less the same situation in 5 years’ time from now.

Why activity is so important

Passivity means missing out on opportunities to develop personally or professionally. Being active enables me to contribute my own perspectives, gain new experiences and also make new contacts. From a company perspective, there are also good reasons to support employees in becoming active. According to the Gallup “State of the Global Workplace 2023” report, the clearer the goals and the more direction employees have, the more engaged they are in their work. Concrete targets help them to focus. This in turn promotes progress.

What can I do to get ahead?

In the UP’N’CHANGE Skill-Check, 63% of those surveyed felt that their creative power was being held back by a rather high or extremely high level of stress. Stress paralyses us and turns us from pilots of aeroplanes into passengers. To make matters worse, 42% complain of a lack of focus. Conscious decisions are important to regain control:

So what can I do specifically when I can’t see the wood for the trees? What should I focus on? What is stopping me personally from taking responsibility for my life, my goals and my actions? And how can I overcome these obstacles?

Our digital tools can help you find solutions and clarity. With the UP’N’CHANGE Goal-Finder, we have developed answers to precisely these questions, based on decades of experience. This enables us to efficiently and effectively navigate users from their lack of direction or dissatisfaction to the realisation of the area of their life in which they need to take action at the moment. In a further step, thanks to selected techniques, they can find clarity and solutions at their own individual pace, improve their situation and ultimately strengthen their personal competence.

Finding goals to save resources

The Goal-Finder saves you having to search for a suitable coach and wait a long time for a personal appointment. As a digital coach, it immediately helps you to define and achieve your goals – wherever and whenever you want.

One user sums it up like this: “The Goal-Finder touched me deeply. A short journey with easy-to-follow, exciting questions and tools for more clarity. I was able to concretise steps and make the core of my goal search more tangible for me.”


Life on autopilot may be comfortable, but it harbours the risk of losing sight of your goals. Take the helm, become the captain of your life! Are you ready to take action and take control of your life? We will accompany you. You can find one possible step right here:

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Author’s profile

Dr. Gabriele Lang is Managing Director of UP’N’CHANGE GmbH, a solution provider for digital learning and development products. The founder of one of Austria’s most influential consulting start-ups (EU Startup News, 2024), she and her team develop digital and hybrid solutions to support people and organisations in their development and make them fit for the future. The pioneer, with a doctorate in psychology sees digital formats as a sustainable way to strengthen social and emotional skills and thus increase resilience, collaboration and creativity.

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