Your Personal Hedgehog

The Hedgehog Concept

Jim Collins – Good to Great (Chapter Five)

The Personal Analogy

Suppose you were able to construct a work life match that meets the following three tests.

You are doing work for which you have a genetic or God-given talent, and perhaps you could become one of the best in the world in applying that talent.

I feel that I was born to be doing this!

You are paid for what you do…playing to your strengths more than 75% of the time.

I get paid to do this!

You are doing work you are passionate about and that aligns with your purpose and values, enjoying the actual process for its own sake.

I look forward to getting up and throwing myself into my daily work, and really believe in what I’m doing!

If you could drive toward the intersection of these three circles and translate that intersection into a simple, crystalline concept that guided your life choices, then you’d have your personal Hedgehog.

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