Today on the podcast, Linda and I discuss the book, The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life by David Brooks. In The Second Mountain, Brooks looks at four commitments that define a life of meaning and purpose: “to a spouse and family, to a vocation, to a philosophy or faith, and to a community.” According to the book jacket, “Our personal fulfillment depends on how well we choose and execute these commitments.”
Linda and I unpack those commitments a bit and specifically examine how our Strengths enable us to make those commitments. We reflect on those four areas in each of our lives and unpack one or two ways that our Themes of Strength show up when it comes to those four areas of commitment.
This episode is part of our occasional podcast series where we unpack a book, article, event, other podcast or some interesting piece of work and examine it through our Sterngths-Bsaed lens. We hope you will find it helpful on your own Strengths Journey.
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