The Art of Work

A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant to Do
by Jeff Goins | 240 pages

As the sub-title suggests, this book is all about “A proven path to discovering what you were meant to do.” If you’re looking for an inspiring introduction to clarifying and living your purpose, I think you’ll enjoy this book. Big Ideas we explore include a quick peek at the 7 characteristics of a Calling, why Awareness is so important, why Painful Practice is also super important, why we should be thinking “bridges” not “leaps” as we pursue our calling ad other goodness.


“When asked how I got to this point, I struggle to give an intelligent answer. The experience of finding your calling can be both mysterious and practical. It takes effort but also seems to happen to you at times. What I’ve come to understand is that finding your purpose is more of a path than a plan: it involves twists and turns that you never expected. Ultimately these surprises lead you to your destiny. And once you arrive at what you thought was the destination, you realize it’s only another leg in the journey.

This book is a description of that path, as well as the steps it takes to navigate it.

Everyone, it seems, is searching for a purpose, for something to satisfy their deepest desires. I believe that ‘something’ is a calling. What is a calling? You will hear me use the word interchangeably with the terms vocation and life’s work, but quite simply, it is the reason you were born.”

~ Jeff Goins from The Art of Work

As the sub-title suggests, this book is all about “A proven path to discovering what you were meant to do.”

If you’re looking for an inspiring introduction to clarifying and living your purpose, I think you’ll enjoy this book. (Get a copy here.)

Jeff Goins shares inspiring stories of ordinary people who have discovered and are living their calling. The book is structured in three parts: I. Preparation + II. Action + III. Completion in which Goins features the seven characteristics of living our calling (see first Big Idea).

It’s packed with Big Ideas and I’m excited to share some of my favorites. Let’s jump straight in.

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Authors

Jeff Goins

Author, Blogger, Speaker