Recently I received the pre-coaching information profile from a 40-yr-old teacher. He wrote, “I feel like I got on the wrong boat, and now my life is half over.” Wow – what a painful statement about moving along in this journey called life. Are you clear on where you are going? Or on what your purpose here is? If not, why not? How can we find fulfillment, peace and meaning without being clear on our “mission” in life?
In sharing this with my wife, Joanne, she paused and then related her absolute confidence in knowing what she was sent here to do. She can’t imagine being unclear or confused about her mission at this stage in her life. Yes, it’s a process – but if we pay attention to the signs along the way, the path ought to become clear.
Three things must be blended for you to have the confidence of living out your purpose: Tweet This
- Your Skills & Abilities
- Your Personality Traits
- Your Values, Dreams & Passions
There should be enough information from these three areas to help you identify your direction and purpose. It’s not something superimposed from the outside. However, looking at yourself and what God has already revealed to you should give you a clear starting point.
This same gentleman continued in response to this question: If the doctor told you today you had 6 months to live, what would you do in those remaining months? He writes, “I would apologize to God every day that I couldn’t find what it was I was sent here to do.” If this is where you are today, commit to change tomorrow. Don’t let that be the final summary of your life.
A Word To Our Graduates and Those Who Love Them
Right now we have thousands of new high school, college and professional school graduates entering the world of work. Many of them are very unclear about what work they really want, and are equipped, to do. We have some resources that can help them identify these three critical areas, and to move into work that is meaningful, purposeful and profitable.
48 Days To The Work You Love — 85% of the process of finding the work you love comes by looking inward first. In this book, you’ll learn how to align your God-given skills & abilities; values, dreams, and passions and your unique personality style. In turn, you’ll see clear patterns form that point you toward successful career decisions — a perfect gift for the graduate!
The Ultimate Fresh Start Package — This bundle package takes the “best of” resources we have and packs them into one powerful set for you, including:
- New York Times Best Seller 48 Days To the Work You Love (Autographed Hardback)
- Is Your Job Your Calling, Why Do We Work (an MP3 Download)
- Dream Job (includes 6 Audio CDs, Digital eworkbook and 48 Days Schedule)
- Rudder of the Day (paperback)
- 48 Peppermints (one for each day of the 48 Day Journey)
- 48 Days Personality Profile
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