Book Review – The Seed (Finding Purpose and Happiness in Life and Work)

Last night, I finished reading The Seed (Finding Purpose and Happiness in Life and Work) by Jon Gordon.  I received the book through Michael Hyatt‘s blog.  While I’m feeling pretty content with my life and work, this book offered some valuable reminders for pursuing purpose in both.

Gordon uses a story of a man who finds himself caught in the doldrums of going to work every day.  The main character, Joshua, runs into several different people as he travels around for two weeks with his dog, Dharma.  At the beginning of the story, Joshua is given a seed by an old farmer, and he’s told to plant his seed where he finds his purpose.  By the end of the story, Joshua discovers the four levels of purpose and he discovers his purpose.  He plants his seed, and he sees growth and a harvest that has lasting impact.

I didn’t have any major expectations when I opened the book for the first time, but I was pleasantly surprised.  The Seed is a quick read, and I think it’s worth the time to be reminded about the importance of living with purpose.  I would recommend this book.

(Jon Gordon has written several books designed to inspire passion and purpose.  I am most looking forward to picking up a copy of The No Complaining Rule – Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work.)

What are your reading right now?  What’s on your reading list for the rest of the summer?