One of my favorite books is Peter Block’s, The Answer to How Is Yes.  Hard to describe how it works, but it really resonates with me.  I took it on the plane yesterday and re-read the first few chapters.  If you read it slowly and thoughtfully you can’t help but come away with some nuggets like this one:

"We have yielded too easily to what is doable and practical and popular.  In the process we have sacrificed the pursuit of what is in our hearts.  We find ourselves giving in to our doubts, and settling for what we know how to do, or can soon learn how to do, instead of pursuing what most matters to us and living with the adventure and anxiety that this requires."

Where does this quote leave me?  Convinced that I’ve been too quick to go in the direction of pragmatic and practical where I need to insist on discovering purpose first.  Hmmmm.  Take the pebble from my hand Grasshopper.

The Answer to How is Yes
  • Mark, we share the same pattern.
    On my last trip I took The Answer to How is Yes to read on the flights to and fro.
    It has the same unexplainable effect on me.
    Keep creating…purpose first,