How much are you willing to endure to change the world? This course will ask you to face your challenges, and learn endurance through endurance. The content of this course will be felt: you will endure the course not because it is boring, but because it poses real-life challenges. The ultimate resource for this course lies in your own 5 senses; they will all be challenged through Sense Solos, which will help you dive deeper into who you are and how much you are willing to endure to change the world.
How do I explore my vision?
In this unit you will investigate the endurance of “Endurance”, using the example of Shackleton (and of other visionaries) as inspiration to frame visions for your own path. If Endurance follows the path of the hero, “Morpheus” represents the first step: the “dream” that gives the hero a vision worth pursuing. Here are the unit sub guiding questions you will pursue:
- What does it mean to have a vision worth pursuing?
- Who is daily inspired by a living dream?
- How do I communicate a dream through autobiography?
How do I plan and dive into my mission?
Literally, “Katabasis” means diving into the underworld, when the hero is suddenly in a strange land, with dangers all around. In this Unit you will investigate the journeys of endurers, using their plans as inspiration to frame your own life strategy — and take a first step into pursuing it. If Endurance follows the path of the hero, “Katabasis” represents the diving: the planning and the first “taste” of living the dream. Here are the Unit sub guiding questions you will pursue:
- How do we transform vision into mission?
- How do I start?
- How do I document what my mission feels like?
How do I learn from the survivors?
Literally, “Apotheosis” means “becoming divine”, and is considered the highest stage of the path of the hero, once s/he has survived the katabasis and returned to the homeland to share the knowledge acquired. In this unit you will investigate the endurance of survivors, using their wisdom as inspiration to put your own life into perspective — and make it worthwhile, always aiming for the stars. For the last Action Project, you will review all heroes and heroines you met during this course, and write a reflective paper connecting your own life with the life of one of them. Here are the unit sub guiding questions you will pursue:
- What do survivors have to share?
- How does surviving change our hearts and minds?
- How does a specific endurance hero inspire my vision, mission and work towards becoming my Self?
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