Below are some insights I have gleaned from the book pertaining to finding one’s calling in life:
- Some find their callings early in life; some find it late. It doesn’t matter, as what’s important is taking the first step to find it.
- Some find their callings intentionally; some find it accidentally.
- We need to explore to find our callings in life, which also includes moving beyond geographical boundaries and exploring new activities and hobbies.
- Our attitude matters, much more than our current circumstances and biological makeup.
- Our aptitude and passion are keys to finding our calling.
- Our calling in life may or may not make us much money but it almost always guarantees that we will be happy.
- Creating or joining tribes whose values and interests are aligned with our own may expedite the process of finding our callings in life.
- Our interests may lie in the arts and the sciences. While the former is often not considered as a mainstream and/or lucrative profession to dedicate one’s life to in certain countries, one will often be miserable if one work just for money.
Below is a video on Sir Ken Robinson’s take on his own book: