A Venn diagram that’s the best piece of career advice I’ve ever received

A Venn Diagram with three labeled circes "What we do well", "What we want to do", "What we get paid to do".
A Venn Diagram with three labeled circes "What we do well", "What we want to do", "What we get paid to do". The intersecting segments are as follows - "What we do well" + "What we want to do" = "Learn to Monetize", "What we do well" + "What we can be paid to do" = "Learn to say 'No'", "What we want to do" + "What we can be paid to do" = "Learn to do this better", Intersection of all three = "Hooray!"
Career decision Venn Diagram

I recently ran into a friend on the train, and a conversation we had reminded me of the diagram above. I can’t remember who shared it with me, but I was able to find the original source. It still remains one of the best pieces of career advice I’ve ever received, and so I wanted to share it with you.

I’ve been trying to think of something else to add to this post to make it feel like a proper blog entry, but I’ve got nothing. However, as my wife was walking past, she mentioned this quote by — Frederick Buechner as a good companion to the diagram.

The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.

Good luck to you as you continue to explore the next stages in your career.