I know it's been a while since I wrote, but life's been a bit rough and I haven't had the energy or mind to write. I also had been reading more fiction and not studying much, but I needed that break to recharge mentally and otherwise.
Since we have a meetup coming up next week and I read a short but inspiring book, I decided to make it the theme for the upcoming meetup.
The book is called Wait, What?: And Life's Other Essential Questions. It was written by James Ryan, Dean of the Harvard University's Graduate School of Education, in response to his latest graudation speech that went viral.
As per the author, asking the following five questions will allow you to succeed in life and work:
- "Wait, what?" gives you deeper understanding.
- "I wonder...(what or if)?" encourages curiosity.
- "Couldn't we at least...?" leads to progress.
- "How can I help?" builds good relationships.
- "What truly matters?" gets you to the heart of life.
He offers a sixth bonus question that speaks for itself: "Did you get what you wanted out of this life, even so?"
We won't go through all of these questions at the meetup, but I do want you to think about what truly matters to you.
When you're making large changes in your life—and who can argue that career change falls under this category—it's good to remember why you're making the change to begin with, and to not forget what truly matters to you and the type of life you want to lead.
Food for thought.
Hope to see you next week,