Tuesday, October 19, 2010

We can't answer how without first answering why.

An interview with Randall Wallace was featured on the Relevant podcast this week.  Wallace is one of the most influential writers in America.  He is an incredible story teller.  You've heard his stories.  Yes you have.  Many of them.

Writers need to listen to what he has to say.  And, as Don Miller points out in this book- the same elements that make up a great story make a great life.  And there is a reason for that.  And so really, we all need to listen.

There are several incredible moments in the interview.  Click here to listen- if you don't want to listen to the whole podcast, scroll down the page to find the interview alone.  Here's an excerpt,
I believe that each of us gets confronted with the question of how we are going to live our lives.  We learn that the question of why we are going to live our lives is a question of how we're going to live our lives.
He goes on to say we need to confront the question of why in any action we take.  We can't answer the how we'll best live our lives until we firmly know the why behind it.

Click over and listen.

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