THE ART OF WORK – Jeff Goins (2015)

The Art of Work by Jeff Goins is a personal growth book that focuses in on the important topic of calling.  The subtitle gets at the heart of the 0718022076_bbook – A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant To Do.

Goins identifies seven characteristics that help frame a person’s life and calling.  These characteristics appear to be common themes that emerge in the lives of people who have come to grip with their calling and have subsequently moved into the deep waters of life.  The seven characteristics include:

  1. Awareness
  2. Apprenticeship
  3. Practice
  4. Discovery
  5. Profession
  6. Mastery
  7. Legacy

The remainder of the book walks readers though each characteristic and urges practical application at every juncture.

I found The Art of Work to be encouraging and trust that it will be of service to people who are in search of their calling.  The author has done his homework is happy to share the fruit of his labor with his readers.  The fruit of such an endeavor is bound reap a mighty harvest as readers apply the principles in this fine work.

Two notable quotes appear at the end of this work and are worth their weight in gold:

“Sometimes all the little things in life aren’t interruptions to our calling.  They are the most important part.”

“I used to think that your calling was about doing something good in this world.  Now I understand it’s about becoming someone good – and letting that goodness impact the world around you.  Which means that you won’t fully appreciate the whole story you’re living until the end.  But for now, if you are intentional and willing to appreciate the fact that you don’t see the whole narrative, you can enjoy more of the journey.”

The Art of Work is a worthy read and is certain to encourage many in the days ahead!

I received this book free from the publisher.   I was not required to write a positive review. 

 

 

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