1 minute V.S. 5,259,492 Minutes

There is a game show called 'A minute to win it' which has various tasks of difficulty and skill to try and complete in ..wait for it....a minute or less!

As a Student of POTENTIAL a minute, hour, day, week, month and even year just ain't gonna cut it.

It is very easy to observe 'finished products' and perceive 'overnight successes' and start playing the 'minute to win it' approach or some version of that in our head and strategy.

As a counter to that here is what Matthew Kelly says:

"Until you take the decade view, until you begin to imagine and plan what you can do in a decade, you have not even begun to explore your potential."

So! How do you see your PURPOSE right now?

Check this exercise out - part of 'The Inner Picture Process' from 'Becoming a Student of Purpose.'

This may take more than 'a minute' but then, so will your Potential.


On a scale of 1 – 5 rate yourself on each of the questions below. Use the scaling system to help you answer the statements.

1 = Not at all 2 = Very little 3 = Sometimes 4 = Often 5 = Almost always

1) I have an intended desired result or goal that I am aiming for

1 2 3 4 5

2) I have developed a huge goal that is helping to guide and inspire me

1 2 3 4 5

3) As a student I think and act with a strong sense of purpose

1 2 3 4 5

Now add up your score, fill in your total below and have a look at your degree of purpose in the scale


How did score?

1-3 – You still show plenty of potential to discover your sense of purpose!

4-6 – You have begun to discover a sense of purpose and can grow

7-9 – You are beginning to develop your purpose even more

10-12 – You are actively discovering and developing your purpose

13-15 – You are growing incredibly as a student of purpose

A note on this scale:

Remember as a student you get to define who you are. This is just a scale and in the bigger scheme of things these are just numbers. Use this scale as a guide, and only that, to help you refine and define more of your potential as a student.



p.s 10 years = 5,259,492 Minutes to 'win it.'

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