Elle Luna published an article on the crossroads between should and must, watched it go viral, and then decided to rewrite the article into a book called The Crossroads of Should and Must: Find and Follow Your Passion.
If you have ever felt torn between what you thought was the right thing to do and what you wish you could do, then read this book. And if you haven't, please let me know your secret.
Elle does not recommend we neglect our obligations or follow our passions into poverty; instead, she recommends we discover what our calling is—the thing we must do—and start small. Find ten minutes today and take that step, and then build on it.
Our Must is the thing we were born to do, the thing that makes us uniquely who we are, and the thing we need to do to become our best.
I found the book so inspiring and am still feeling the repercussions of its message. And therefore I hate to admit that I don't know what my Must is.
I know what my strengths are and I know what I enjoy doing. I even know what I would do if money were no issue and the causes I'd fight for if I were the activist type. But where among all those is my calling?
Elle does offer tips on how to find this, including asking your mom what you enjoyed most as a child, asking yourself questions to pinpoint the things you enjoy, and looking for patterns among activities and answers.
Do you know what your calling is?