Chapter 7. The Second P: Proficiencies

What Can the Whole and Impassioned You Be the Best At?

Imagine an inverted funnel, sitting on a table. The height of the funnel represents your ability to perform and excel in all aspects of life. You have been able, through brute force, education, late nights, and so on to scratch your way up to just about where the funnel becomes vertical. Now, every once in a while you meet people who are obviously operating at the top of the funnel, dancing on a completely different plane. They love what they are doing so much that you perceive there is no difference to them between their work and life. They are masters of their domain. They are the gurus, the authorities CNN calls when an appearance is needed for a story ...

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