Alex Green From Beyond Wealth: The Road Map to a Rich Life (p. 13)
Without self-expression, life lacks spontaneity and joy. Without service to others, it lacks meaning and purpose . . . Conceiving of ourselves as artists in whatever work we do gives us a metaphor for a life of integrity, service, enjoyment, and excellence . . . I know of no better nutshell statement of the path to finding one’s true calling in life than the simple formula given by Aristotle: Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, there lies your vocation. These two, your talents and the needs of the world, are the great wake-up calls to your true vocation in life. To ignore either is, in some sense, to lose your soul.
Work is the natural outlet for our energy and enthusiasm. What could be more enjoyable than to love what you do and feel that it matters? After all, the highest reward for your work is not what you get, but what you become.”