“A calling is more than a career; it’s the purpose and direction of your life.” Jeff Goins
What have I learned from reading the book “The Art of Work?”
- It’s never too late to follow your calling.
No matter where you are in life, you still have a chance to do what matters most, what you were called to do.
- Don’t discard the time of apprenticeship.
Be grateful for times when you have a chance to learn something new. But also don’t think the times are wasted when you think what you’re doing is so mundane and useless. It isn’t. These times prepare you for what’s ahead.
Be grateful for the people in your life that have come alongside to train you, to help you succeed.
“True practice is not just about learning a skill; it’s about investing the time and energy necessary to discern if this is what you are meant to do. It’s about using difficulty to discover what resonates and what does not. And as you see what does, you will take one more step in the right direction.” Jeff Goins
- Embrace failure.
“Failure isn’t what prevents us from success, it’s what leads us there.” Jeff Goins
If you’re not doing it, you’re not failing. That’s true. But you’re also not moving forward, especially not toward your calling.
- Your/my life is a portfolio.
This was probably the most cherished chapter for me in this book. It has been hard to nail down one thing that I’m good at. The idea of my life being a portfolio has released me from the pressure to always narrow down my activities. I can be good at more than just one thing!
“Having a portfolio mindset toward work will make you a more well-rounded person and set you up for success in this new economy.” Jeff Goins
“Who knows how your past experiences and current interests might dance together to create something unique and wonderful?” Jeff Goins
I could write a blog post on every chapter! I highly recommend it!
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