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Become Who You Were Born to be

May 8th, 2005 · No Comments

That is the title of a book by Brian Souza. 800-CEO-READ Blog has a recommendation:

The subject of the book is time tested, and written about often before. But this book takes a unique perspective. Usually books like these are either motivational or spiritually driven. Souza has quite a different take on the matter. As he states:

Just as musicians must make music, poets must write, and artists must paint, we all have a unique gift designed for a specific vocation that will bring both meaning and purpose to our lives. True joy and happiness will continue to elude us until we use that gift to become who we were born to be.

He breaks the process to find and utilize your talent into a five part process:

1. Discover it
2. Develop it
3. Appreciate it
4. Use it
5. Give it away

The book is then broken down into those five sections with chapters relating to the specific process; each featuring people we all know. From Lance Armstrong to Mother Theresa. The author ties in these people’s issues with the point he is making. The value of this book lies in the analysis and take-aways the author puts at the end of each of these chapters. This is a surprisingly well done book that has helped me tremendously, and could help you too. It will do more than motivate you; it will challenge you too.

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