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Lift, 2nd Edition by Robert E. Quinn, Ryan W. Quinn

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CHAPTER 2

THE LIFT METAPHOR

Bob: When I was in my second year of college I became increasingly depressed. When I realized what was happening I decided to find some direction in my life. I started by trying to determine my major. Despite months of agonizing, I made little progress.

One day I was walking across campus when a question popped into my mind: “What is the most meaningful thing you have ever done?” I knew the answer instantly. During my life I had had a number of opportunities to help other people make significant and positive changes in their personal lives. These experiences were the most meaningful things I had done. A moment passed, and then something inside me said, “Major in change.”

That was a great answer. The only problem was ...

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