At a time when many young people are finishing college and graduate school to discover that jobs are scarce or nonexistent in their chosen fields, the path to a meaningful career seems more tortuous than ever.
Yet in a world whose problems are more complex than any humanity has ever faced before, we need passionate entrepreneurs in every field – people who are willing to go to extraordinary lengths to carve out a career path that inspires them to leap out of bed in the morning, roll up their sleeves, and get to work.
It's not easy. There are no cut-and-dried formulas for finding your calling, and the path can be long and winding. But people who have found work they feel passionate about have some common tendencies: a desire to live a meaningful life, openness to new experience, willingness to follow an intriguing lead into the unknown.