For the rest of this summer, Saturday posts on the blog will feature the seven books that I consider the foundational texts of my creatively organized life. This week, let me introduce you to Elle Luna’s The Crossroads of Should and Must.
What’s it about?
Who hasn’t asked the question “How can I find and follow my true calling?” Elle Luna frames this moment as “standing at the crossroads of Should and Must.” “Should” is what we feel we ought to be doing, or what is expected of us. “Must” is the thing we dream of doing, our heart’s desire. And it was her own personal journey that inspired Elle Luna to write a brief online manifesto that, in a few short months, has touched hundreds of thousands of people who’ve read it or heard Elle speak on the topic. Now Ms. Luna expands her ideas into an inspirational, highly visual gift book for every recent graduate, every artist, every seeker, every career changer.
Why read it?
Because, to paraphrase a story Elle Luna paraphrases in the book, the first step in getting out of prison is to recognize that you are in prison.
I’m not saying you are in prison.
But you might be. And if you are–to bust out–you’ve got to recognize that fact.
You don’t have to quit your day job. You MUST do THE THING that your heart and soul screams for–in the evenings, weekends, at 5 a.m. before the rest of your day starts.
Elle Luna’s The Crossroads of Should and Must is one of the resources I draw upon in my Organized Creative workshop and guide. For more information, pop over to mjanecolette.com/SECRETS.