The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.
I don’t have any answers but this week I watched two videos that offered some.
The first is from The School of Life titled “How to Find Fulfilling Work” via Brain Pickings:
Some suggestions from the video:
1. “Write down everything you’ve ever enjoyed doing or making.”
2. “Reflect on what makes people unhappy.”
3. Have confidence — “A lack of confidence is at heart a misunderstanding of the way the world works. It’s an internalized feudalism, which imagines that only certain people — but not oneself — have the right, preordained, to get certain things.”
The second video is a talk from Steven Tomlinson on playing it big. It’s over 17 minutes but worth watching in full. For Tomlinson,
Playing it big is about practice. It’s about paying attention. It’s about not discarding. It’s about leading with what you love. It’s about making degress of freedom so the work that the world wants to do through you can happen.
(via Austin Kleon)
I hope these videos inspired as much thought in you as it did in me.