Have you ever had that experience of witnessing someone who is so brilliant at what they do that you feel like you’re seeing a master at work?

I had it when I saw Benedict Cumberbatch on stage as Hamlet.

I had it when I saw Seth Godin, the author and entrepreneur, live in New York City.

And I had it last week when I saw a nurse talking to a very poorly patient.

These three are very different people doing completely different jobs. But it was obvious to me that they have two things in common – they are extremely good at what they do, and they love doing it.

My team and I have met many people who fit this description. Nurses, care workers, sales people, drivers, baristas, contact centre customer service people. It doesn’t matter what the job is. When you see someone who is in their element, doing what they love, it’s impressive, it’s uplifting and it’s inspiring.

Exceptional people, doing what they love. They are in all walks of life, and if you are one of them, you’re fortunate. If you’re not – find something you love and work hard to be great at it.

It’s so worth it.

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Image of Benedict Cumberbatch by Fat Les (bellaphon) from London, UK (Flickr) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Sally BibbDirector, Engaging Minds
Sally Bibb is the author of Strengths-based Recruitment and Development: A Practical Guide to Transforming Talent Management Strategy for Business Results and The Strengths Book: Discover How to Be Fulfilled in Your Work and in Life, and is a leading strengths expert.