Wednesday, July 1, 2015
The Art of Work by Jeff Goins
When a person is sent a book concerning the philosophy of work just what is a reviewer to do? Try to understand the message behind the writing.
One point seems to be that work can be viewed as a calling—a vocation.
It has been said that we are all products of our environment influenced by the people we encounter and the places we live. I am not sure I buy that. But I do know we can become what we practice.
Greatness comes when we persevere at what we do. According to the author we can look at life as a journey and within this journey we are on we have a calling to do something with ourselves.
That calling has a specific meaning that fills a need. Awareness of being called to something is the start. Trial and error and failing is part of the journey. This calling will not always be easy and it will take work. As we practice, we find out what we are meant or not meant to do.
Goins uses the template of a path that starts with an urge that only you can fulfill. In seven chapters and in 191 pages with an appendix he gently guides you to view your work vocation.
This book was sent to me gratis from Nelson Books as part of the book look bloggers review program to be reviewed. The views expressed are those of the reviewer and not those of the publisher.