To the extent that your work takes into account the needs of the world, it will be meaningful; to the extent that through it you express your unique talents, it will be joyful.
Laurence G. Boldt
When you begin to design your future career around the way you actually are, you will discover that many of the inborn qualities you considered to be negatives turn out to be some of your biggest strengths.
Where love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
Underneath all our worries about careers, jobs and retirements our purpose really comes down to living fully, to bringing our gifts to the light of day, regardless of position, promotion or pension.
I believe that you will be at your most productive, creative, focused, generous, and resilient when you figure out how to play to your strengths most of the time.
You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.
If it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, go out and sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures. Sweep streets like Handel and Beethoven composed music. Sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry. Sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will have to pause and say, here lived a great street sweeper who swept his job well.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Paul and I, we never thought that we would make much money out of the thing. We just loved writing software.
Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.
It is never too late to be what you might have been."
“How do I define success? Let me tell you, money’s pretty nice. But having a lot of money does not automatically make you a successful person. What you want is money and meaning. You want your work to be meaningful, because meaning is what brings the real richness to your life.”
Where your talents and the needs of the world cross; there lies your vocation.
If, in fact, the work you love is calling, the question then becomes: are you listening?
Laurence G. Boldt
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.
I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.