9/11 prompted a reexamination of our lives. When working people were asked to choose how much they felt a description of work as a job, career, or a calling described their own relationship to their work, two interesting trends emerged.
I don't regret following my passion. In fact, I still endorse my strategy. Passions help us understand who we are and what we want. They bring vitality and joy to our days. But following your passion is a deceptively slow, uncertain way to purpose.
Does your work fill you with a sense of meaning and purpose? Do you love what you do so much, you actually find it hard to switch off? Do you ever worry -- just a little -- that the positive difference you're making through your work is starting to consume you?
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You likely invest a good portion of your days -- and therefore your life -- at work. When you consciously use that time to express your purpose, make a difference, and help yourself and others grow, your experience changes dramatically.
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