The Element, by Sir Ken Robinson,is turning out to be a really good read. What is the element? It is “the meeting point between natural aptitude and personal passion (p. 21).”
Unfamiliar with Robinson? I was too until I caught the video of his talk at TED in 2007. Very interesting and turns out the foundation of the book. You can watch his talk below.
Here’s the basic idea: “The element has two main features and there are two conditions for being in it. The features are aptitude and passion. The conditions are attitude and opportunity. The sequence goes something like this: I get it; I love it; I want it; Where is it (p. 21)?”