Call to Adventure, maybe?

Call to adventure

A character accepts a call to adventure once there’s no way for him/her to turn back on his/her decision. How dreadful was your last call to adventure?


We shuffle, hustle and do everything possible to reach our desired goal. Although, as always, there’s a difference between our expectations and reality. So the action we take mostly won’t lead to our goal, but what it will lead to would be a step closer to the goal. And honestly, it is as good as it gets!

call to adventure
Picture from Robert Mckee’s Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting

With every step closer comes a new ‘call to adventure’ and a bigger risk. This means that even if you are taking a step closer to your goal, you’ll still have a chance of losing much more than you can gain. In short, high risk, high reward!


Elements like these would make a great story structure, but it doesn’t have to be this way in real life. The characters in the reel are much more emotional and irrational in their decision-making while being blinded by their object of desire at the same time. And if you follow the same in real life, it could be a sweet recipe for disaster or bitter-sweet, if you don’t have a sweet tooth for it.


What you really need is calculated risk management with some patience to let your fruits of desire bloom in real life. Although hustling is important, meaningless hustling is not!


So know your path and be level-headed in your approach. And let your story unfold itself!

Read: Why do we hate conflicts?

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