While we have spent plenty of time contemplating this question while spinning in our office chairs, we have still yet to come up with a definitive answer, rather we would like to propose another question that we consider equally important:
This question does have an answer, and the best part is that you get to decide what it is.
What is a “Quest”?
A quest is a journey one must take in order to reach a desired goal. Your goals will define your quest. Whether you want to learn a new language, trek Mount Kilimanjaro, or get into shape, your quest is yours to decide.
5 Inspiring People and Their Quests:
As a child, Alix struggled with undiagnosed autism. Upon being diagnosed, she made it her quest to promote mental diversity in a quest to help enable others with autism. Alix has presented research at the United Nations, spoken at three Ted Talks, and founded a peer mentorship program for youth with autism.
Jeffrey Moore was working as a grade 7 school teacher when he took notice of the lack of positive content that his students were being exposed to online. In Jeff’s quest to rectify the situation he created the Everyday Power blog. Everyday Power focuses on providing meaningful and relevant content to its readership and has turned into one of the most successful inspirational blogs on the internet.
JK Rowling is a truly inspiring figure who, while living under poverty and raising a child as a single mother, authored the first Harry Potter novel. In the face of immense adversity and rejection, she persevered, eventually getting her book published. JK Rowling is now one of the wealthiest people in the world.
From the age of 11, Malala began her mission to advocate for access to education and draw attention to the circumstances she faced as a young girl trying to attend school in a region under Taliban control. Due to her advocacy, the Taliban attempted to assassinate her, shooting her three times. After coming out of critical condition she continued her campaign, utilizing the international media attention to further promote her objectives and start-up the Malala Fund.
Bill began his quest working at the Coral Reef Coalition while he was attending college, dedicating himself to marine conservation. Bill continued to pursue his passion for conservation and upon graduating, Bill was hired on as the director for the Marine Fish Conservation Network. Bill successfully ran a national campaign that resulted in federal fishing policy reform in the United States. Bill was also behind the campaign that got World Ocean Day officially recognized by the UN and he is now the director of The Ocean Project.
Time to start your quest!
These were just five examples of ordinary people who accomplished exceptional things by following their dreams. Whether you want to save the world’s oceans or get your first novel published, there is nothing as valuable as pursuing your Quest.
Comment below and let us know what your Quest is!