“There could be no definition of a successful life
that does not include service to others.”
– President George H. W. Bush
I have a wise friend who showed me how he helps individuals with career counselling. Taking the “less is more” approach he simply draws three intersecting circles and labels each one, “what you love”, “what pays well”, and finally, “what you’re good at”. He then suggests that one should strive to find the activity where the three circles intersect. I have read many, many books on career planning and nothing comes close to my friend’s profound insight.
Recently I came across a similar idea that expands on this theme. I invite you to take a few moments to reflect on how this illustration not only provides clarity regarding career counselling … but in many aspects of life as well – including philanthropy!