Changed in a Single Conversation
“Before the accident there were 10,000 things I could do with my life. I could do anything,” Jason Regier told me.
“Now, realistically, there are 100 things I can do. But the fact of the matter is most of us only get around to doing about 40 things in our lives. So although I can’t do as many, I can still do just as much. The key for me, as it is for anyone, is to get started today living the life you want to live.”
was not a typical guest on my television program. Sitting across from me in a
wheel chair, it had been seven years since his roll-over accident at age twenty. A senior at
days later Regier woke up in
As I interviewed Regier I was struck by his insights. Unlike my other older guests, Regier was still in his twenties. He didn’t have a speaking platform, book, or expertise, yet his story and thoughts shook me to the core and caused me to wonder, “Do other quarterlifers—people in their teens, twenties, and early thirties--have just as much to share or was Regier unique because of the accident?
That single question eventually lead to over 400 interviews with quarterlifers
from around the
Think about it. We ask each other about our plans for Friday night, but when was the last time somebody asked you a big question like, “How do you discover your purpose?”
Regier inspired me to see that instead of searching for the answer “out there” often the answers exist much closer at hand. We just have to learn to trust what we already know.
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