Sometimes it takes us the better part of a lifetime to discover our life’s work. Our life’s work is not always what we do to make money; although when we are able to fulfill our life’s work through our vocation, our probability of great success & satisfaction skyrockets.
Our “life’s work” is typically not defined by a job title but by what we are best equpped to give back, share, and offer to the world. We then use this gift in our vocation – which compounds our impact. The vocation is the vehicle. The “work” is the gift. The way we know our life’s work is by how we feel when we are doing it. When engaged, we feel a sense of ease and alignment. It’s the YES! This is it.
This doesn’t mean that the work is always easy, but even when it’s not, we are still in a place of compatability wiht our innermost self. There is a big difference between the difficulty we experience because we are resisting our truth and the difficulty we experience charting new territory & breaking through to greatness.
When we are engaged in our life’s work, our bodies feel more alive, because our energy is invested in a cause that feeds us. And even though we may tire after completing our work, we are almost never depleted by it. It grounds us and gives us the opportunity to make a difference in the world in the way that only we can.
We owe it to ourselves to discover what trips our trigger, inspires us, and creates energy, engagement, and enthusiasm. We all know what this is for us – we just need to take time to articulate it. And better yet, write it down and read it frequently. It’s that important.