(Issue #604) Identifying What You Love

Enhance your community bright spots because you ARE one of those bright spots!


In the spring of this year I wrote a post about Ikigai. The model consists of four points of intersection that lead (hopefully) to life’s purpose: Love, Talent, Community, Remuneration.

Rather than write a typical piece about setting goals and New Year’s resolutions, I encourage you to focus on the four intersection points, especially the first three.

*What you love

*What you are good at (your talent)

*What the world (your community) needs.

Photo by Steve Piscitelli ©2021

These remain vital ingredients for any goal statement. They can help us all find our purpose in life. Or if we have found it, we can then renew it, embrace it, and appreciate it.

Love + Talent + Community = Purpose

Remember that goal setting might make us feel good but the result–goal achievement–is what you want. Or at the least, goal modification—and then achievement. Stay true to you and the greater good of your community. And you can benefit from the talents of other community members.

Enhance your community bright spots because you ARE one of those bright spots!

Next week I will post my annual “A Blogger’s Retrospective” in which I will provide a quick summary of and link to each of my 2020 blog posts.  Look for my year-end video—a moment of gratitude from the beach to you.

I appreciate you.


Video recommendation for the week.

Find your one thing.


Make it a wonderful week and HTRB has needed.

You will find my latest book, Roxie Looks for Purpose Beyond the Biscuit, in
eBook ($2.99) and paperback ($9.99) format. Click 

My dog Roxie gets top billing on the author page for this work. Without her, there would be no story. Please, check out her blog.

And you can still order:

  • Community as a Safe Place to Land (2019print and e-book). Available on Amazon. More information (including seven free podcast episodes that spotlight the seven core values highlighted in the book) at the above link.
  • Stories about Teaching: No Need to be an Island (2017, print and e-book)Available on Amazon. One college’s new faculty onboarding program uses the scenarios in this book. Contact me if you and your team are interested in doing the same. The accompanying videos (see the link above) would serve to stimulate community-building conversations at the beginning of a meeting.

You can find my podcasts (all fifty episodes) here.

You will find more about me at www.stevepiscitelli.com.

©2021. Steve Piscitelli
The Growth and Resilience Network®
Atlantic Beach, Florida

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