I love that we live in an age where we're overturning much of what we thought we knew about the human condition. Not only is science giving us more inI love that we live in an age where we're overturning much of what we thought we knew about the human condition. Not only is science giving us more insight into how our biology motivates us, but we're also increasing the pace of acceptance for those with "alternative" worldviews. As our ability to communicate has gone global, so has our ability to expose ourselves to perception-widening contact with a more diverse range of people.
The Art of Work is another excellent contribution to what I consider to be the current "know thyself" revolution. With this book, Jeff Goins solidly places himself among the growing chorus of voices that, by breaking away from often skewed conventional wisdom, is helping to set us all free from the sometimes-tyranny of "common sense."
Goins gives us a much-needed new look at the pursuit of meaningful work. The quest to find one's purpose in this life has been the subject of much debate over too many centuries. Like many other contemporary philosophers (at least, I consider him a philosopher), Goins makes us reconsider our beliefs regarding his subject matter, to the point that you wonder why humanity has spent so much time pondering the matter! In other words, he makes his approach to finding one's purpose seem so obvious, I found myself chagrined that I didn't realize the truth myself!
In my estimation, Jeff Goins has rightfully joined the ranks of other respected modern thinkers such as Malcolm Gladwell, Seth Godin, and James Altucher....more