Even the simplest stories can sometimes help us figure out who we are.
In his book Leadership From the Inside Out by Kevin Cashman relates the tale of a priest, who was confronted by a soldier while he was walking down a road in pre-revolutionary Russia.
The soldier, aiming his rifle at the priest, commanded, “Who are you? Where are you going? Why are you going there ?”
Unfazed, the priest calmly replied, “How much do they pay you?”
Somewhat surprised, the soldier responded, “Twenty-five kopecks a month.”
The priest paused, and in a deeply thoughtful manner said, “I have a proposal for you. I’ll pay you fifty kopecks each month if you stop me here every day and challenge me to respond to those same three questions.”
This is such a good story. The questions seem simple enough, but of course, they require considerable thought and a deep examination of your future direction.
Think about your life for a moment and ask yourself those same three questions?
• Who are you?
• Where are you going?
• Why are you going there?
The answers may surprise you.
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