Preparing Yourself: Finding a Vocation

In this fourth part, we return to questions of personal growth. The important questions we need to answer are: what do I want to do, or what am I doing, with my life? Who do I want to be? And Augustine’s question “What do I want to be remembered for?”

You cannot answer the questions overnight. Drucker illustrates this:

Joseph Schumpeter, one of the greatest economists of this century, claimed at twenty-five that he wanted to be remembered as the best horseman in Europe, the greatest lover in Europe, and as a great economist. By age sixty, just before he died, he was asked the question again. He no longer talked of horsemanship and he no longer talked of women. He said he wanted to be remembered as ...

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