1. Find where your values and talents meet. Krznaric advises: “Where the needs of the world and your talents cross, there lies your vocation.” That was the career advice of the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle. And if you are looking for an inspirational figure who followed this advice, try Albert Schweitzer. Born in a French-German border region in 1875, by his late twenties Schweitzer had doctorates in theology, philosophy and music, and was a world-famous organist and scholar. But at the age of 30 he gave it all up to retrain as a doctor, and travelled to the jungles of West Africa as a Christian missionary to dedicate his life to medical service. In 1950 he won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work. He realized that finding that golden intersection between his values and talents was what really mattered for personal fulfillment.
Follow your heart!»