Step 4: What Do You Want
This last question is, what is that I really wanted? What is it that I really wanted? Maybe when I got instigated, maybe when I noticed I was pursuing this peak experience, and you'll see, the prompt for those of you at home is what did you want? And sort of the explanation there is, when you made those choices and actions, in that role that you were playing to get you to that peak experience, what do you think it was that you wanted? For me, I wanted a life of adventure. So go ahead and answer that now. You can turn to one another and say, I think what I wanted was, yeah. Take a guess. Now, here's a little tip. Do not pull punches. Don't make it sound polite, don't make it sound like it's supposed to sound, don't make it sound selfless and altruistic. If what you wanted was power, personal power, that's okay, say it, I want to know. If what I wanted was a life of adventure, which I have to stand up for, recognizing that doesn't mean I'm rejecting where I grew up. I love that place, an...
d, I wanted a life of adventure. My status quo challenger, she wanted progress. I want progress. There you go. So, be unabashed, you can. Okay, I'd like to hear, like, one word from each of you that is the thing you wanted. One word. Are you sure, not one huge paragraph? Yes, I'm sure, just one word. You can use, you know, you can have two. (laughing)
Yeah, ooh, yes! How about in the back row?
A bad ass.
Yeah, ooh, yeah, so that's two words, but it's kind of like one idea, I like that together. That's good, one more here, anybody, yes.
Magic, great, that's a thing to want, I love that. Great, so right now, you have, you have, you're ready to find your statement of purpose, or to find a version of it you can play around with for a while.