Pursue your passion. That’s the traditional wisdom, right? But there’s more to it than just that. In his new book, The Happiness of Pursuit, Chris Guillebeau explains how you can also find a purpose in the pursuit of a quest. The book is based on his experience visiting 193 countries, and how the pursuit of that quest also gave him great purpose in life.
Since I received two copies of the book from the publisher (thanks, Chris!), I’m giving away a hardback version of Chris’s book to one lucky reader! The contest details are at the end of this post.
So what is a “quest” exactly? According to Guillebeau, a quest “is a journey toward something specific with a number of challenges throughout. Most quests also require a series of logistical steps and some kind of personal growth.”
Some quests that were completed by people interviewed for the book include:
- Traveling across the country in an RV and documenting the trip in photos
- Cycling across the world
- Practicing Tai Chi and writing down food eaten for one thousand days
- Creating a charity that provides clean drinking water (Charity: Water)
- Write 365 thank you cards in one year