Is your career a reflection of your life's purpose?
Everybody on this planet has a life purpose. Each of us has an inspiring mission or goal for us to fulfill within our lifetime. And this life purpose is unique to each of us. For some it may be to build something or create something, for others it may be to help others or to teach others, for you it maybe to heal, or to innovate or even to simply love and be kind to others. It doesn't matter what your job is or who you are. Every single one of us has responsibility to live out this life purpose in every area of our lives especially our careers.
Why especially our careers? Well it is the area of our life where we spend the most time at least eight hours a days forty hours a week. We spend more time at our workplace then we do with our families our friends and even ourselves, and for a lot of us our work is our life that is why it is even more important that we make a conscious effort to bring our life purpose into our job every single day.
A question I often hear is what does my career have to do with my life purpose? To the people who ask this question, a job is something that they must do is order to fulfill a need to have money to support family, to purchase things to develop as a professional etc,
Such people may also believe that a life purpose is something to be fulfilled some far off time in the future. A time when they will have worked hard enough in their career so that they will have enough enough what? Enough time enough energy. Enough money, enough experience. Enough of whatever it is they believe it will take for them to be able to start to live our, their life purpose. So while they work and toil for year waiting for the them they will have enough everyday they are losing opportunity to life alignment with their purpose.
In coaching we believe that a life of fulfillment comes from knowing that all major areas of your life are in alignment with your values and your life purpose. The major areas of your life include your relationships, health, finances, spirituality, envelopment and of course, your career. For most of us. Our career is the biggest area of our life. So how do we bring our life purpose in to our work, on order to feel a greater sense of fulfillment now and not sometime in the far off future?
1. Identify your life purpose.
You can do this by reconnecting with yourself and finding out what is most important to you. You can ask yourself powerful questions such as what do I want to have achieved in my life by the time I am 50 years old? Or what legacy do I want to leave behind after I am gone?
2. Identify the gap………………
Once you have identified life purpose, identify the gap between where you are now and where you would like to be. If you are in the wrong career, perhaps it is time to think about changing to a career that is more in alignment with your life purpose. Alternatively, if you're in the right career, think about how you can bring your life purpose into your job every single day
3. Make a plan……………….
Design a plan for bridging the gap between where you are now and where you want to be. Do you need to plan out a career change? Do you thinking about beginning a philanthropic initiative?
4. Take action…………….
Whether you take giant leaps or baby steps, it is important to take action. Resolve to more forward every single day so that you are bringing more and more of your life purpose into your career. Take these four steps and watch how your life begins to transform as you align yourself with your true purpose.
Wishes you all the best friends, find it the purpose of your life career reflection,
And reply as possible,
S. Raj Ghale