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How to find fulfilling work – on the art-science of “allowing the various petals of our identity to fully unfold”

April 28, 2013

How to find fulfilling work – on the art-science of “allowing the various petals of our identity to fully unfold”

This is a great article. Here is one quote out of this review.

” Krznaric advocates for finding purpose as an active aspiration rather than a passive gift:

“Without work, all life goes rotten, but when work is soulless, life stifles and dies,” wrote Albert Camus. Finding work with a soul has become one of the great aspirations of our age. … We have to realize that a vocation is not something we find, it’s something we grow — and grow into.

It is common to think of a vocation as a career that you somehow feel you were “meant to do.” I prefer a different definition, one closer to the historical origins of the concept: a vocation is a career that not only gives you fulfillment — meaning, flow, freedom — but that also has a definitive goal or a clear purpose to strive for attached to it, which drives your life and motivates you to get up in the morning.”

I am off to the library to get the book!

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