Overcome roadblocks and take action

No story would be complete without conflict to overcome. Before you get where you want to go, you'll face setbacks, and you'll have to be willing to sacrifice and persevere to move forward. It won't be glamorous, but the payoff will come because you'll have been true to yourself. You can also be a source of inspiration to others by sharing what you learned from your conversation. Sharing connects you to a community of people in the same boat.

Lesson Tasks


The questions below will help you reflect on the lesson video. We recommend that you write your answers digitally or on paper, but if you'd rather express yourself another way, do what feels right!

  • 1

    How has your Interview Project inspired you? What was your key takeaway and how can you apply that to your own life?

  • 2

    What next steps do you plan on taking to pursue your interests? Do those steps seem intimidating or exciting? Why?

  • 3

    What old ideas about yourself will you shed or leave behind as you continue beyond this course? What new ideas do you have that you’ll carry forward?

  • 4

    Think about a time you failed at something. What did you learn? How did it better prepare you for next time?


The assignment below will wrap up your experience and help you reflect on what you learned.

  • Have you created the profile for your Interview Project yet? If not, go to the Interview Portal  and click on "Get Started." Once you create an account, you’ll click on "Create Interview" to create your interview profile. When your profile is completed and approved by your interviewee you’ll see it show up in the Roadtrip Nation Interview Archive.

  • To complete this course, you will need to take the 3-5 minute impact assessment  .

Lesson Extras


Want to explore the stories of the people featured in the lesson video? Check out how they got to where they are, the challenges they've faced, and what advice they have.

Congrats, you’ve finished the course and are ready to move forward on your path!

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