There’s this book I read.

I think 90% of the population would be much better off for reading it.

Because that’s probably how many people have no idea what they’re passionate about.

Which is perfectly okay.

It is the rare individual who gets hit with the passion stick early in life.

 Most of us struggle to figure it out. 

Some of us never do. 

And that’s where this book comes in.

It’s called So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport.

The author’s premise is that finding your passion is about having the mindset of a craftsman.

“Whereas the craftsman mindset focuses on what you can offer the world, the passion mindset focuses instead on what the world can offer you.”

He contends that when you adopt the craftsman mindset first — getting really (bleeping) good at something — the passion will follow.

“(The craftsman mindset) asks you to leave behind self-centered concerns about whether your job is ‘just right,’ and instead put your head down and plug away at getting really damn good. No one owes you a great career, it argues; you need to earn it — and the process won’t be easy.”

Speaking to my soul, Cal!

It looks like we’ve got this whole passion thing ass backwards. Passion is not something that we’re born with; it’s something we develop. It’s not something you get; it’s what you commit yourself to giving.

It’s being giving of yourself by going through the painstaking (meaning really hard) process of developing the potentiality you were given.

Read the book. The best word to describe it is liberating.

In the meantime, tap the PLAY button above to hear John Maxwell reveal six questions that’ll help you find your craft.

Source: John Maxwell team – Know yourself to grow yourself

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