I’ve taken the following excerpt from Joshua Becker’s Minimalism Devotional and redeveloped them in creativity writing prompts for students in my Psychology-Sociology class. I’ll post pictures as I produce work on Tuesdays. You can read his blog here.
Mark Twain has been credited as saying, “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” And I might add a third: the day you throw off any distraction and decide to pursue your purpose fully.
1. What experiences, both good and bad, have shaped your life?
2. What similarities can you recognize in your most notable achievements?
3. What problems in the world are you most passionate about solving?
4. If money were not an issue, what line of work would you be most drawn to?
5. Which dreams in your life do you feel the most regret for not pursuing harder?
6. What is the lasting legacy you want to leave?
7. Whom do you most admire in life? What specific characteristics of this person do you want to emulate?