Elizabeth Gilbert on Finding Your Passion: "Expect to Be Challenged"

Season 5 Episode 527
Aired on 10/05/2014 | CC
Eat, Pray, Love is a memoir of Elizabeth Gilbert's yearlong quest around the world, searching for her true self. It is her hero's journey, a narrative pattern identified by author Joseph Campbell, who said that the protagonists in so many of our stories and myths follow the same steps to complete their journeys.

One step in the hero's journey is to answer the call. If you're ready to find your calling, get ready, Elizabeth says. "It is not a day at the beach. ... Expect to be challenged."

In the video above, Elizabeth explains why the path to the life you want is often referred to as the road of trials. Plus, learn about the awesome reward that waits for you at the end of the journey.

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