Monday morning – back at work! Is it with a feeling of joy? Or with a heavy sense?
The difference has very likely to do with whether or not one is working in line with ones calling, also called life purpose.
It is not just a question of being good or even great at one’s job. One can be working with one’s talents, coming to great results, yet have a sense of emptiness.
Happiness in professional life comes with three main ingredients: talents, passion and values.
Talents are your tools, to do the work you enjoy. Those are the things you do easily, which give you energy. Even if you have been working very hard, you might well be physically tired, but if you have been working with your talents, you still feel mentally charged.
Passion is about what you love to do most: who do you want to help most? What problem do you want to solve? What solution do you want most to offer? The answers to those questions give you important clues on which direction you want to give your life. [Read more…]