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Pursuing Inner Quests and Outer Quests

February 23, 2011

Pursuing Inner Quests and Outer Quests

Discovering who we are and what is most meaningful for us individually, often involves delving deep inside our being, reflecting on our values, and thinking about our purpose, and the kind of person we want to be. I call that an inner quest. In a sense, it’s about defining what is genuinely in your heart.

Our inner quests become truly meaningful when we express them though our actions and have a meaningful impact. What’s meaningful is relative. It may be meaningful for just one other person or be much larger in scope. The size is not what matters. It’s the intention and authentic effort. These actions reflect one’s outer quest.

For every inner quest there should be an outer quest. Consider these questions:

Inner Quest: What would make your life meaningful?

Outer Quest: What have you done – or could you do – that would be meaningful and fulfilling?

Inner Quest: How would you describe your character, greater purpose, values, and vision to illustrate the essence of WHO you are?

Outer Quest: How do you or could you project that essence to others?

Inner Quest: Where are you on your path to creating a new and better future than would otherwise exist without your vision, your action and your determination?

Outer Quest: How can you make your life today more closely resemble your vision?

These are just three of many sets of paired questions.

Inner quests tap your innate spirituality. Outer quests demonstrate your commitment to living it, to breathing it into the world around you and touching others. Developing and living one’s purpose involves connecting the two, so they are congruent and reflect each other.

What are some of your inner quests and how to they show up through your actions? What questions would you like to share? We’d love to hear your thoughts and welcome your input.

Steve Weitzenkorn

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One Comment leave one →
  1. February 23, 2011 4:41 am

    Hi Steve,

    As usual a great post and very inspiring. I am always impressed with your wisdom.

    Kind regards,

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