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.
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!
How has your Interview Project inspired you? What was your key takeaway and how can you apply that to your own life?
What next steps do you plan on taking to pursue your interests? Do those steps seem intimidating or exciting? Why?
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?
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, please fill out this survey to tell us about your experience!
TAKE IT FURTHER
Want more? We’ve curated activities, reading, and videos to help you keep thinking about the themes of this lesson.
Watch a Documentary
Follow the journeys of people as they travel with Roadtrip Nation, interviewing professionals about work and life.
Read Our Book
Keep the insights and activities going with our bestselling book, "Roadmap: The Get-It-Together Guide for Figuring Out What to Do with Your Life"
Listen to Our Podcast
Listen to stories of figuring it out with "Roadmap," Roadtrip Nation's podcast that spotlights career hiccups, epiphanies, and triumphs.
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