I’ve been working on Christmas gift guides for a little bit, but I want to stop and talk about another kind of gift guide: how to discover your gifts and how to find your purpose. It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with personal growth and development books. I’ve felt like how to find your passion and purpose in life has been the theme that’s replayed over and over in my mind for years.
As a kid, I was sure of what I’d be (writer/psychologist/head of a huge, successful company), but as time went on, I got less and less sure of why I was here. I started to doubt myself and wonder if something more practical than my dream life would be better. After all, I enjoyed sales. Maybe that was what I was here for. Eventually, I course-corrected (it’s an ongoing process).
Recently, I read two books that are designed to help you find your purpose in life. I didn’t know how well one would flow into the other when I started reading them, but they did and it was a wonderful experience. I want to share them with you.