The name 'Covey' meant this was not just another training session
The trainer was Irish, been in India for seven years and doesn't want to go back. He started very mildly, talking about how trust is core to everything in our life - personal, official, just about everything. And then, a bomshell, "Tell me friends, what is your mission in life?"
Pin drop silence..
"Have you ever thought what is it that is most important in your life? What is it that you are so passionate about that you would never get tired doing it?"
Uncomfortable shifting of gazes, drumming of pens and pencils on the table....
"Well I'll tell you when you are going to think about it. When your doctor says you have six months to live!"
A few gasps!
"Now I will tell you how to find your mission. Think of what is core to you, what your values are, what is that you want to live by and for and as you ask yourself these questions, you will find some answers and more questions. At the end of it all, you will find the answer that you are looking for"
So my friends, while I am searching for my mission in life, you can wish me a happy birthday ;-)