“The Element. How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything” by Ken Robinson.
The focus of this book is on finding out what really lights you up and then pursuing it. The author describes The Element as being the meeting point between natural aptitude and personal passion.
The idea that we need to find our tribe to help facilitate change was particularly fascinating to me. .Simply put, the author argues that associating with people who share our passion is more likely to propel us forward. Similarily helpful, was the idea that as people’s interests, aptitudes and types of intelligence are wide ranging and varied, educators and society as a whole need to recognise and value that difference. Also, the examples of how individuals in the public eye e.g. Arianna Huffington and Paul McCartney managed to recognise their unique talents and made successes of their lives were of interest. Worth reading if you are looking for encouragement to pursue a dream or make a change in your professional life.