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     Linda updated 1 year ago 4 Members · 6 Posts
  • Jan van der Scheer

    Member
    14 October 2020 at 08:57
    6 NTL Score

    Building bridges, that’s definitively part of my purpose. I like making contact with others, and believe I am good at it. It’s an innate ability that I’d like to use for my contribution to society, to the happiness of myself and others. It can be hard work, and it does not all have to be harmonious all the time. That’s something I need to remind myself – I’m inclined to want to please others and make sure there is no friction, but sometimes that’s needed for the bigger goal or simply for my own sake. The answers to the question series often remained vague; that is, they refer to very big changes in the world. I often wonder if and what I can do more – my actions seem to be far off from these extremely big ideals about changing the world. I wonder sometimes if I just like the idea of having big impact and showing off with that, or whether I’m truly intrinsically driven towards it. Probably a bit of both. I do find there is a sense of purity in my drive for bringing people together, building bridges, doing projects or research or activities that otherwise wouldn’t happen, because the people involved did not see or understand each other (yet). I like being the diplomat, for better or for worse – I hope for the better and think I’ve grown better at using some of diplomatic skills in a dosed (and probably therefore more effective) manner. What I like about this image, is that’s it’s showing a’building-together’ intention, and that it’s not a straightforward dream that we can just pursue and then magically it will all fall into place. But these two people are seeing each other, and are trying – and, at least that’s what I’d like to think, they will succeed in building that bridge together.

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  • Linda

    Member
    24 October 2020 at 15:29
    0 NTL Score

    I am committed to this challenge because I really want to find my purpose. My current job is draining me. I kinda know what I’m good at, what I like and what I find important in life but combining all this together hasn’t lead me anywhere. I want to experience more meaning in my job and thus in my life. I hope I will get closer to my purpose by doing this challenge.

    • Minke Tromp

      Administrator
      6 November 2020 at 08:49
      930 NTL Score

      You are Welcome Linda! How did you go?

      Did you manage to finish the challenge?

      • Linda

        Member
        10 November 2020 at 05:46
        0 NTL Score

        Thanks! Not yet.

  • Minke Tromp

    Administrator
    6 November 2020 at 08:50
    930 NTL Score

    I can tell Jan! That is great! Yes, please go and build a lot of meaningful bridges!

    Is there any particular gap you are looking to close in the coming weeks?

  • Marion Kerkhof

    Member
    6 November 2020 at 12:08
    111 NTL Score

    Hi Jan,

    You explained it beautifully clearly. Building bridges is a nice metaphor in which you see that a single stone makes a lot of difference and which brings you closer to that goal. Similarly with everything in life, it starts with a small step on the way to a higher goal and as long as the intention is right, the rest will fall into place. I thought it was a nice piece to read, thank you for sharing this beautiful piece of self-reflection.

    best regards Marion

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