“A quest, we decided, is something bigger. It takes more time and requires more commitment than general life improvement. Still, though, what exactly is a quest? How to define it?
. . . After much consideration, here are the criteria we settled on.
A quest has a clear goal and a specific end point. You can clearly explain a quest in a sentence or two. Every quest has a beginning, and sooner or later, every quest will come to an end. . .
A quest presents a clear challenge. . . .
A quest requires sacrifice of some kind. . . .
A quest is often driven by a calling or sense of mission. . . .
A quest requires a series of small steps and incremental progress toward the goal.
. . . To sum it up, a quest is a journey toward something specific, with a number of challenges throughout. Most quests also require a series of logical steps andsome kind of personal growth.”
~ Chris Guillebeau from The Happiness of Pursuit
Thought you might enjoy this extract.