i recently finished reading tribes by seth godin (thanks for the recommendation laura roeder!) -- and it has forever changed the way i think about business and my personal biz goals. his premise is that we're all capable of becoming the leaders of our own "tribes" (i.e. a group that shares common interests and values), but the kicker is that many of don't step up to the plate and choose to lead. that's right, seth says that leading is a choice, not something that you're elected/chosen/ordained to do. this concept is both empowering and terrifying because, as seth puts it, it's totally up to you whether you choose to follow your passion, pursue your dream, and lead or tribe...or not.
i highly, highly, highly recommend this book for anyone who is not totally fulfilled with their current lifestyle, for anyone who wants to make a difference, and for anyone who has a dream they've been putting off. even if you're 99% content with your life, why not shoot for 100%, right?