Some people avoid using the word purpose because they think it means they have to have one BIG goal in mind for the rest of their lives, or an all-encompassing vocation.
One of the joys of life is that it is a fluid, progressive state. Or that's how it's designed to be. So, as humans if we stay standing and static - same old, same old - we feel not just stale, but mouldy, lifeless and joyless...
However, introduce real, heart-pumping, dream-fuelling, foot-tapping purpose and suddenly everything changes. The presence of purpose in our lives energises, and energy is a life force worth its weight in gold.
Having an occupation (something that occupies a large percentage of our time, whether paid or unpaid) is essential for us to thrive as humans.
Boredom breeds apathy, retreat from the world or a feeling that we are somehow worthless and do not matter.
To be gainfully employed there are 3 things I help my clients focus on:
Ultimately it's important that you enjoy what you do – whether you’re currently employed, looking to be once more, or you’re the one running the show!
To do this it's essential that we work out who you really are and where your innate strengths, interests and future goals lie.
Staying still is life-sapping.
A job that doesn't allow you to progress meaningfully is a job that drains.
Maybe you're a leader in your field, maybe you can do your job standing on your head.
If so, let me ask you this; do you feel challenged?
When was the last time you did?
Do you jump out of bed excited to get on with the day's tasks?
If not, time to power up and realign.
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