I love Dr. Indiana Jones.
And come on, what kind of nerd doesn’t dream of traveling the globe, going on epic adventures, discovering hidden treasures, and living a life of mystery and excitement? Sure, Dr. Jones might be fictional, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some serious life lessons we can draw from this absolutely spectacular trilogy.
Yeah, you heard me, trilogy. Try to tell me there’s a 4th movie and I’ll punch you in the throat. IT NEVER HAPPENED.
Where was I? Oh right, Indiana Jones and the Epic Life.
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I’ve been somewhat frustrated with the “hero business.”
My frustration has nothing to do with heroism itself, but rather the “business” part of the “hero business.” Read more
At times like this many might argue that we need to be more cautious. But it is at times like this, when fear can spread like a virus and anxiety take hold, that we have to be ever more vigilant about which fears we buy into and more discerning between those which serve us and those which don’t…
The marathon is an event that challenges those who enter it to dig deep into their reserves of strength, determination and courage in order to cross the finish line. Many didn’t get the opportunity to finish this one. Yet if ever there was a marathon that challenged us to dig deeper and called us all to greater courage in an increasingly fearful and turbulent world, it was this one.
The Happiest People Pursue the Most Difficult Problems – Rosabeth Moss Kanter | Harvard Business Review
It’s now common to say that purpose is at the heart of leadership, and people should find their purpose and passion. I’d like to go a step further and urge that everyone regardless of their work situation, have a sense of responsibility for at least one aspect of changing the world. It’s as though we all have two jobs: our immediate tasks and the chance to make a difference.
For many of us, the first heroes we encounter in our lives are from the world of fairy tales and myths. In many of these stories, some sort of prince rescues a princess from a coma, tower, witch, or uncommonly cruel step-siblings. In these tales, these princes see someone in danger or distress, and then take responsibility for rescuing them.
I oftentimes wonder, “Are we teaching people to run around rescuing princesses, or are we training people to do the work of creating a better world?”