The Seven Week Challenge


Starting today and continuing for the next seven weeks, you have the opportunity to engage in The Seven Week Challenge for Purpose and Growth.  Consider working with a mentor, a workplace or community team, or a colleague or classmate. You may want to keep a journal to trace your progress, challenges, and growth.

  • Week 1: RELATIONSHIPS. Which relationship(s) do I need to focus on this week? Which do I need to pay more attention to, strengthen, renew, establish, or minimize? How do I know? Who might be able to help me? What would I like to accomplish in this area by the end of this week? When will I start?
  • Week 2: RESOURCES. What assets do I have to help me grow my purpose? What assets do I need? Who might be able to help me? Where do I need to look? How do I know? What would I like to accomplish in this area by the end of this week? When will I start?
  • Week 3: RELEVANCE. What can I do this week to expose myself to experiences, people, and places that are relevant to my growth as a person? Who might be able to help me? How do I know? What would I like to accomplish in this area by the end of this week? When will I start?
  • Week 4: RAINBOWS. What steps will I take this week to move me closer to my dreams? Do I need clarity regarding my dreams? How do I know? Who might be able to help me? What is pulling me toward this dream? How does it make me feel? What would I like to accomplish in this area by the end of this week? When will I start?
  • Week 5: REFLECTION. When will I sit and be still so that I can de-clutter my thoughts about my journey? How can I create regular (even if short in duration) moments for me to breathe and disconnect from the world of distractions and noise. Who might be able to help me? How do I know? What would I like to accomplish in this area by the end of this week? When will I start?
  • Week 6: RESPONSIBILITY. What gentle act of integrity can I commit this week to demonstrate my care and concern for another being? What gentle act of integrity can I commit this week to demonstrate my care and concern for myself?  How can I make or continue to make this a part of my daily work? Who might be able to help me? How do I know? What would I like to accomplish in this area by the end of this week? When will I start?
  • Week 7: RESILIENCE. What small step can I take this week to help myself adapt to, learn from, and grow due to adversity? Who might be able to help me? How do I know? What would I like to accomplish in this area by the end of this week? When will I start?

Once you have completed this part of the journey, review any notes you have taken. Insights? Next step? And, the next step? And…?