Find Your Element: How To Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life by Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica is an important book on how to identify your own strengths so that a realistic path can be mapped out for living life to the fullest.
This process begins with a vision which represents a collage of elements very specific to each individual. The author explains that life is an organic process which requires us to be open to new experiences and processes.
Very often, our greatest aptitudes are a neglected area of exploration. Unfortunately, few people can identify their greatest assets and translate these strengths into a satisfying and prosperous ife path.
In order to chart a realistic course in life, people must be able to identify what engages them most. Once a course is set, an individual can begin to exploit the available opportunities and the next steps to take advantage of these opportunities.
Find Your Element: How To Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life would be particularly good for the many people who find themselves trapped in a life of inertia. Using it, they would have a route mapped out to a direction most suited to their inherent strengths and demonstrated aptitude.
A strength of the presentation of this book is the disciplined focus on an individual’s aptitude and demonstrated strengths. The authors provide a sequence of steps to move people from a vision of life to the achievement of goals set forth at the outset of this process.
The book is well written with a clearly defined series of steps beginning with goal articulation and ending with the achievement of the desired goals.
This book could be an important resource for teachers, parents and students, or for older individuals assessing where they have got to in life.