Now that I’m back from my self-imposed writing sabbatical, I am making a commitment to write more in 2015 – a minimum of twice a month (but hopefully more)!
On Saturday night, my wife Rebecca and I watched the movie, “Hector and the Search for Happiness” at a local theater. Although it received mixed reviews (more positive than negative), I found it to be truly entertaining – and eerily similar to my life. As I continue to wonder about my journey and my happiness, this movie really made me think deeply about my own happiness – and life! Ironically, for my indoor cycling ride on Saturday morning, I was compelled to start reading the book, “The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life” by Chris Guillebeau. Oh yeah…nothing is a coincidence, right?
After much thinking and pondering the past couple of days, I’ve decided to take on a QUEST; my “QUEST” for 2015 is to teach/train 1,000 students, faculty, and staff on the ways of Purpose and Vision Navigators – to spread the message that purpose and dreams are extremely important to life success in education! The two most profound pieces from the book that resonated with my soul were:
(1) The definition of a Quest:
- A quest has a clear goal and a specific end point.
- A quest presents a clear challenge.
- A quest requires sacrifice of some kind.
- A quest is often driven by a calling or sense of mission.
- A quest requires a series of small steps and incremental progress toward the goal.
And (2) Why a quest might be for you…
- Do you like making lists and checking things off?
- Have you always enjoyed setting goals?
- Do you feel motivated by making progress toward a goal?
- Do you enjoy planning?
- Do you have a hobby or passion that not everyone understands?
- Do you ever find yourself daydreaming or imagining a different kind of life?
- Do you spend a lot of time thinking about your hobby or passion?
So, now I’m on a QUEST, a quest to instill purpose and vision work as a significant part of the student experience! Wanna join me? 🙂