How well we feel is intimately connected to our health, happiness and confidence. It is a reflection of our connectedness to a sense of purpose that is itself connected to the depth of our bonds with the people who surround us, the place where we are located, and what we do as our daily practice as we go about learning, living, leading and working.
Let’s begin with the process we use to develop ourselves. The Pathway to Excellence is a model for human development that has purpose at its heart. It is about how we grow in the character and competencies we need to thrive in our world as good people, future builders, continuous learners and unlearners, solution architects, responsible citizens, and team creators. As we ask and answer fundamental questions, we build the adaptive expertise and self-efficacy to encounter success in how we learn, live, lead, and work on our journeys of discovery towards character.
We live in a rapidly changing world. Everyday life means living through complexity, being ready for the things that life throws at us, and enjoying the good fortune with which we are blessed. There is a volume, pace, and intensity to our times that mean we need to be in a position to respond to change readily and willingly. This means that all of us need to be able to muster our dispositions, capacity and the whole of our being to meet these challenges and to make the most of the opportunities that are presented to us.
How we seek to develop ourselves from the inside-out has a strong bearing on how we move through the world with the grace and joy of a person who is well in all senses of the word. We need to pursue a journey of inquiry in search of meaning and the discovery of truth and relevance: The Pathway to Excellence. The journey helps us to learn the self-awareness of knowing ourselves through asking: who am I? Next, we explore how to live in relationships built by earning our places through asking: where do I fit in? We strive to lead as a servant who goes on a journey from me to you to us through asking the question: how can I best serve others? And we work vocationally, finding our calling by asking the question: whose am I?