Ah, another favorite question of mine. I’ve had people ask me this many times. And every time, it makes me pause. There’s not a quick answer, like – I’m passionate about teaching authentic leadership through impersonating Benjamin Franklin. *I’ve actually had someone share this with me.*
Today’s “Question of the Day” for my students was – what is ONE thing you want to accomplish this summer? For many of them they have one last summer before they graduate next year and start their biggie-boy-or-girl jobs.
One of my favorite Tom Hanks movies is “Cast Away.”
It’s essentially “one-man” survival movie about tragedy, hope, and the dream to one day get rescued from this deserted island. Can you imagine the utter despair and disappointment of having an airplane or boat pass right by you without even noticing your desperate cries for help?
Hanks’ character spends 1,500 days on the island. That’s over 4 years! I wonder how many times he wanted to give up?