June 13, 2010
If you look into the history of the word calling in English, meaning the kind of work a person is specifically suited to do, you’ll find out it’s connected to the word vocation. Vocation comes from the Latin word vocare, which means to call. Although vocation now is synonymous with career, its early meaning was a specific kind of work that a person was called to do by God.
Regardless of your religious or spiritual beliefs, this is an important test. When you try to find your calling, are you looking for something that is essential to your fulfillment, something you must do, something that you feel compelled to do by some force greater than yourself, something you were maybe even “designed” to do?
Because if you’re just looking for something that feels happy and nice or entertaining and enjoyable, you might be completely missing out.
June 4, 2010
Seth Godin says it so eloquently. “Instead of polishing that turd, why not work harder to think of something remarkable or important to say in the first place?”
June 2, 2010
“Create an opportunity filter if you have to.”
~ Scott Ginsberg
This is officially a theme. I wrote my last post after seeing the Seth Godin post that pointed to the Rich Goidel post. They both wrote about avoiding distractions and getting things finished and shipped.
Today when I checked the Twitter stream to see if anyone is using it for anything other than PR I saw a chirp from Barbara Winter. She linked to this blog post by Scott Ginsberg that is also all about avoiding distractions and getting things finished and shipped.
Maybe it’s time for me to avoid distractions and get things finished and shipped.
Maybe I should go ask them. ;-)
P.S. (Post-Stupidity) I hit “publish” instead of “preview” before I realized that I credited the wrong person with the chirp on Twitter. But it’s okay with me if you go learn about Ken and his blog anyway. He writes great stuff and finds a lot of cool things he shares on Twitter.