Discovering Your Passion

Discovering Your Passion

by John C. Officer


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The book "Discovering Your Passion: The Path of the Spiritual-Warrior" is a result of a research grant Officer received as a professor at the Naval Academy in 1997. The book has been a work in progress over the past thirteen years. Officer has found that we have both a "warrior" and a "spiritual" side to our minds. The warrior side is interested in the bottom line, is quick to judge, and has a certain toughness. The spiritual side is focused on the process, forgiveness, and exudes calmness. The fusion of these two sides is called "The Path of the Spiritual-Warrior". One without the other leaves a gap in the character of a person. In the past men have gravitated towards the warrior perspective and women towards the spiritual. It is important in today's day in age for both men and women to fuse these concepts together in order to be whole.

There are fifteen concepts which make up both sides of the spiritual-warrior including passion, goals, fear , calm, honest, effort, determination, "It will be done attitude", belief, competitive, courage, responsible, serve, awareness, and ethics. Each of these are crucial to true peace of mind.. This book offers readers with a plan including an enclosed workbook of how to achieve this path.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781450040174
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Publication date: 05/17/2010
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.27(d)

About the Author

John Officer is a native of Hanover, NH. He attended Williston Academy in Easthampton, MA for three years graduating in 1975. He then moved on to Boston College receiving a degree in history in 1979. He coached at Boston University from 1982-84 where he also earned his Masters in Education. In 1984 Officer began his teaching and coaching career at the U.S. Naval Academy. He was named full professor in 2009. He is a professor of Physical Education as well as the coach of the mens tennis team. His overall career record at Navy is 409-273. He is the winningest coach in Navy Tennis history. He has won nine conference titles which is second best of all thirty-one varsity sports. He has won the Naval Academy Spring Sports Coach of the Year in 1999, and 2007. He has been named conference coach of the year seven times. Additionally, he was named United States Professional Tennis Association National Coach of the Year in 1991. Also, he was named Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regional Coach of the Year in 1991 and 1999. He teaches classes in Tennis, Squash, and Racquetball. Officer lectured the freshman class on the subject of the warrior ethos for many years. He taught a lecture on the warrior ethos in a class entitled "The Code of the Warrior" several times. Officer has given many presentations to organizations on the path of the spiritual warrior.

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