The Art of Work

A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant to Do (2015.3)


关于本书 About the book

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.

本书金句 Key insights

● The best way to achieve happiness in the workplace is to find your calling – a force larger than yourself that drives your every action. And to do that, you can’t think only in terms of happiness and pain.

● In reality, almost no one achieves success alone. In fact, the most successful people are those who know how to find good coaches and mentors. Mentors guide them as they get closer to their calling.

● Everyone who pursues their dream experiences setbacks at some point. Accept these hardships as opportunities to learn and better yourself.

● There are four main areas in a portfolio life: work, home, play and purpose.

● Your calling is more than a personal goal – it’s your legacy, the work that will continue to inspire others long after you're finished with it.