living in the sweet spot of life…the book that changed my life

Cure for the Common Life, Living in Your Sweet Spot by Max Lucado…

I was right there at the top of the proverbial corporate ladder.  I had worked tirelessly to achieve what the world told me I wanted.  In order to have it all I walked the walk and talked the talk until it all became reality. 

But the reality was when I got to where I was going I had lost sight of who I was and what I wanted.  I know longer recognized the girl in the mirror. 

It wasnt that the job had become too stressful or that my boss was overbearing, not in the least.  I had worked hard to achieve a good working relationship with upper management and I had a good group of people working for me.  I had the prestige, position and salary.  It appeared that I had it all. 

What I had was temporary momentary happiness.  My happiness was dependent on happenings. But when there wasn’t anything happening I was left with the feeling that something was missing. 

 What was missing in my life was JOY.   Having true JOY in your life comes from doing exactly what you were created to do.  It became obvious that I needed to make a change.   It was going to be difficult to walk away from all that I have mentioned, the career, the money, the people…until I read the book.

Publisher’s Description

“Sweet spot.” Golfers understand the term. So do tennis players. Ever swung a baseball bat or paddled a Ping-Pong ball? If so, you know the oh-so-nice feel of the sweet spot. Life in the sweet spot rolls like the downhill side of a downwind bike ride. But you don’t have to swing a bat or a club to know this. What engineers give sports equipment, God gave you.A zone, a region, a life precinct in which you were made to dwell. He tailored the curves of your life to fit an empty space in his jigsaw puzzle. And life makes sweet sense when you find your spot.

But if you’re like 87 percent of workers, you haven’t found it. You don’t find meaning in your work–or you’re one of the 80 percent who don’t believe their talents are used. What can you do? You’re suffering from the common life, and you desperately need a cure.

Best-selling author Max Lucado has found it. In Cure for the Common Life he offers practical tools for exploring and identifying your own uniqueness, motivation to put your strengths to work, and the perfect prescription for finding and living in your sweet spot for the rest of your life.

It is has been 5 yrs since reading “Cure for the Common Life”, I have found my sweet spot in life.  I have been truly blessed and have found JOY! 

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One response to “living in the sweet spot of life…the book that changed my life

  1. What an apt title, “Cure for the Common Life.” What the author writes seems very true about contemporary life. People are always looking outside themselves for happiness, when it most definitely comes from within. And the phrase “sweet spot,” seems so befitting of finding that special place within, that once found, should never be relinquished.

    pretty sure i’ve found mine…hugmamma. 😉

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