This sabbatical has really centered around finding the career path I’m passionate about. So, it was interesting watching this TEDx Talk from career coach Ashley Stahl that actually cautions against putting too much stock into just pursuing passion. She talks about going beyond just “what you love” and finding “what you are”.
I’m not sure if I 100% agree with her take, but I do think it would be a good exercise to think about the three questions she posed:
- What am I good at?
- What do people tell me I’m good at?
- What’s holding me back?
I’ll be ruminating on these questions over the next week to see if the exercise helps uncover some new thoughts on the path of my sabbatical.