Wednesday, October 30, 2013

My "48 Days to the Work I Love" Journey--Day 2


Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.--Confucius

The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion.  He hardly knows which is which.  He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing.  To him he is always doing both.--James Michener
Day 2
--Read Chapter 1 and answer the questions at the end
--Ask yourself what you were "born to do"

The frustration of that go beyond those even at high-income levels reminds me again and again that money is ultimately never enough compensation for unhappily investing one's time and energy.  There must be a sense of purpose, meaning, and accomplishment.--Dan Miller

When we are not true to ourselves, to our unique God-given characteristics, we lose the power of authenticity, creativity, imagination, and innovation.  Our life becomes performance-based, setting the stage for compromise in all other areas of our lives.--Dan Miller
This was an inspirational and encouraging chapter to read.  The questions at the end of the chapter really made me think about what I've done in the past as an indicator for what will work in the future.  I am still thinking through what my answer will be for what I was born to do.

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