Day 6: Your unique design

Now you’ve got 2 lists in your journal. One describes things you enjoy doing. The other describes things you’re good at doing. Today, we’re going to see where those lists overlap.

What are the things that you enjoy doing AND you’re good at doing them??

There should be things on your “enjoy list” that you’re not particularly good at. For example, I really enjoy watching a good British drama, but I’m not particularly good at it. On the other hand, there are also some things I’m good at that I don’t really enjoy. I’m good at balancing the budget and managing our money, but I don’t enjoy it. I don’t like sitting down to pay the bills or to reconcile our income and expenses. Yuck. Money management won’t make it on my list today.

I spent the day at my friend Susan’s house yesterday. You don’t have to be there long to realize that Susan is very good at working with flowers and using them in her home. And she really enjoys it, too! Susan could definitely add “creating beautiful spaces” to her list today.


Today’s list is the cream of the crop. Each item on the list has to meet BOTH criteria: 1) you enjoy it AND 2) you’re good at it.

So go for it! This list will get you closer to understanding what some people call your motivated abilities. They are the things you’re able to do, and you actually want to do them!

Daily Journal Question: Look back over your lists from Day 4 and Day 5. Make a new list today of the things that occur on BOTH lists. Your list could include things like activities, jobs, hobbies, or even themes and ideas. Look at both lists carefully and be thorough!

This post is part of a 31-day series designed to help you Discover Your Calling. To read the introduction and see the post titles in order, click here.31 Days Button - 2

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