Albert Einstein’s Compass and Nike’s calling card.


Albert Einstein’s Compass and Nike’s calling card

 Challenge your approach to life

This video from The HopeFull Institute’s Glen Gerreyn will show you how to find your calling and live a life less ordinary. You’ll learn how to challenge your approach to life and question some of the decisions you have made. 

Head of Nike Phil Knight encourages people who read his book not to settle for a job, a profession or even a career. He says you should “Seek a calling.”

Why? Because if you are following a calling, the fatigue will be easier to bear. The disappointments will be fuel and the highs will be like nothing you’ve ever experienced.

Consider the invention of the paper clip. It is a simple thing, but not to the person who invented it. No creator, architect or engineer would design something then say “That’s just a thing-a-ma-jig”. What they created has purpose.

Everybody’s life can have a purpose and a calling. Your mission is to work out what your purpose is.

Ask yourself:

  • Who am I?
  • Why am I here?
  • Where am I actually going?

Consider Albert Einstein. At five years old, his Dad gave him a compass. He became transfixed by the invisible forces that seemed to move the needle. It touched his core and made him wonder what other invisible forces were out there, yet to be discovered.

Albert Einstein locked onto his calling almost by accident. And look where it led him.

The philosopher Rumi famously said, “What you seek is seeking you.” Go out, locate your calling. Find out who you are and once you lock on it, never give up.

Watch the video to find out more.

Glen Gerreyn is a high school motivation speaker who presents wellbeing seminars in schools around the country. His business, The Hopefull Institute, helps students (and teachers) to find their purpose.