The path to your life’s work is difficult and risky, even scary, which is why few finish the journey. This is a book about discovering your life’s work, that treasure of immeasurable worth we all long for. It’s about the task you were born to do.
As Jeff Goins explains, the search begins with passion but does not end there. Only when our interests connect with the needs of the world do we begin living for a larger purpose. Those who experience this intersection experience something exceptional and enviable. Though it is rare, such a life is attainable by anyone brave enough to try.
Through personal experience, compelling case studies, and current research on the mysteries of motivation and talent, Jeff shows readers how to find their vocation and what to expect along the way.
All too often, we spend our time pursuing things in life like comfort, fame, and fortune, but what if we are doing it the wrong way? We chase our dreams when we are young, only to “settle” for the safer option as we grow older or fail so epically that we can’t bear to try again. When did work become work? What if it could be a calling? You'll find the answers to these questions and more in the pages of this book.
Full of true stories, thought-provoking quotes, and ideas, this book will make you reconsider everything you’ve ever thought about work and success. Finding your calling isn’t just for the lucky few. It can be for everyone.
Here are a few of my favorite quotes from the book, just so you can get a taste of what Goins is offering:
“As it turns out, this is a great formula for moving in the direction of any calling: find what you love and what the world needs, then combine them.” – Page 92
“Your calling is not a destination. It is a journey that doesn’t end until you die.” – Page 181
All in all, this book has earned 5 stars from me.
(I received a copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest, unbiased review, which I have given. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)