Elle Luna

The Crossroads of Should and Must

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Who hasn’t asked the question “How can I find and follow my true calling?” Elle Luna frames this moment as “standing at the crossroads of Should and Must.” “Should” is what we feel we ought to be doing, or what is expected of us. “Must” is the thing we dream of doing, our heart’s desire. And it was her own personal journey that inspired Elle Luna to write a brief online manifesto that, in a few short months, has touched hundreds of thousands of people who’ve read it or heard Elle speak on the topic. Now Ms. Luna expands her ideas into an inspirational, highly visual gift book for every recent graduate, every artist, every seeker, every career changer.
The Crossroads of Should and Must has a universal message—we get to choose the path between Should and Must. And it gives every reader permission to embrace this message. It’s about the difference between jobs, careers, and callings. The difference between going to work and becoming one with your work. Why knowing what you want is often the hardest part. It gives eye-opening techniques for reconnecting with one’s inner voice, like writing your own obituary (talk about putting life in perspective). It talks about the most common fears of choosing Must over Should—money, time, space, and the ultimate fear: total vulnerability—and shores up our hesitation with inspiring stories of and quotes from the artists and writers and thinkers who’ve faced their own crossroads of Should and Must and taken the leap. It explains the importance of mistakes, of “unlearning,” of solitude, of keeping moving, of following a soul path.
Presented in four chapters—The Crossroads, The Origin of Should, Must, and The Return—inspired by the hero’s journey outlined by Joseph Campbell, The Crossroads of Should and Must guides us from the small moment, discovering our Must, to the big moment—actually doing something about it, and returning to share our new gifts with the world.
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  • Herriwanglaishared an impression8 years ago

    This book is for dreamers, those whom have their desire and passion supress by society and reality.
    Elle Luna tell a convincing story for us to take the leap, into the unknown that we fear will failed but can't help but cling onto.

    In the crossroads of Should and Must, always choose Must.

  • Leslie Martinez-Romeroshared an impression7 years ago
    👍Worth reading

    Must do

  • Ann Catherine Dizon Perezshared an impression7 years ago
    💡Learnt A Lot

    An easy-to-read, visually-appealing book with loads of inspiring insights. Will definitely read this book again and again, as I am certain that I need extra-pushes and motivation while I do what I MUST, daily.


  • Olha Horetskahas quoted4 years ago
    Have you ever tried to look for your dream in real life?
  • Niken Savitrihas quoted6 years ago
    Have you seen that TED talk by Stefan Sagmeister
  • lizzylizardhas quoted7 years ago
    Over time, you will reach a point on your journey when you are so far down your path that suddenly, you will look around to see that you have created a world and this world has created you—step by step, line by line, your dream in real life.

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