Using a metaphor based on the story of Columbus and his three ships, this extended parable outlines the three possible directions every person's life may take: the sinking ship, the cruise ship, or the battleship - respectively symbolising personal survival, unbridled enjoyment, and meaningful influence. Acknowledging that many people choose all three approaches at some point, this meditation focuses on avoiding smaller ambitions and striving for the quality and significance possible within the 'battleship'. Providing specific and practical guidelines for discovering one's combined ability and passion, this inspirational handbook is beneficial for both young and older adults.
Dwight Edwards is a former pastor, a popular motivational speaker, and the cofounder of NovaQuest, a company dedicated to helping individuals and groups attain peak performance. He is the author of Releasing the Rivers Within and Revolution Within.
Introduction; Live Like You Were Dying; The Sinking Ship -- A Life of Unnecessary Resignation; The Cruise Ship -- A Life of Tragic Misappropriation; The Battleship -- A Life of Satisfying Influence; Epilogue.