Finding Your True Interest

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Sam Tarell is a serial entrepreneur and TEDx speaker. He's the founder of Divergent U, a one year alternative to college in Orlando, Florida to help students discover their professional purpose and achieve their dream lifestyle. 

Key Takeaways:
  • Divergent thinking is what's required for complex problem solving and discovering personal values and philosophies and passions.
  • You can tell what someone is passionate about by analyzing their time spent. Where they spend their time the most is what is most important to them.
  • Ask the 10 hour question or do the 10 hour activity to discover what's important.
  • Finding your true interest is a trial-and-error process that takes goal setting exercises and reiteration to accomplish. education system, formed Our educational system, built for the industrial age, was about obedience and creating a singular product. That is so ingrained in the current structure. It is difficult to do anything else.
  • Our current educational system may even be hurting teachers more than students.
  • Failure is still highly discouraged in schools through the current grading system and contradicts where it is expected if you are to improve in the private sector.
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Finding Your True Interest