Do Hard Things -- This is without a doubt, one of the best books I've ever read...
inspirational, encouraging, motivating... the subtitle is "A teenage rebellion against low expectations"... You really must read it... either get a copy from your library or from Amazon... and then pass it on to someone else! Over the past two years, I've probably handed out about 50 copies of it to teens, parents, and other BabyBoomers...
It was written in 2008 by (then) 18-yr-old twin brothers, Alex & Brett Harris, whose father is a minister. They were home-schooled and excelled in debate throughout high school. They have written a follow-up book Start Here: Doing Hard Things Right Where You Are. They maintain a great website/blog and have put on summertime, one-day conferences in major cities.
Although written for teens, I believe everyone should read Do Hard Things... especially those of us who are Babyboomers (and I'm not alone according to their Rebelution website)! I wish it had been written when I was a teen... but its message is not lost on me now... check it out!
After reading DO HARD THINGS a couple of years ago (right after turning 55), I've been asking myself several questions about the rest of my life...
(1) What am I going to do with the second half of my life -- there is no retirement for us and we could live to healthy 100! 
(2) What can I do to make a real difference in my community, my church, and my circle of influence? and,
(3) What kind of legacy do I want to leave my kids and grandkids... what do I want them to know was most important to me? (What is my "mission statement"... and how did I live that out?)

Note: I did take a class last year through my church called "Becoming a Woman of Significance"... we developed and fine tuned our own personal mission statements. Mine is on the right underneath my photo.

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