Not necessary .. you might find purpose in many other aspects of your life other than your work … such as volunteer work or service.. may be raising your children.. helping others …
Look for something that your work IS aligned with, otherwise you will always be frustrated. Focus on the positive- maybe your colleagues, the ability to learn new skills- even learn about what makes you tick/ not tick. If you cannot find anything positive, it’s time to move on.
Make a change in employment; engage in volunteer work that is aligned or start a side business that is aligned. Be your purpose! Maybe you are fulfilling it outside your work already!
I think if my work isn’t aligned with my purpose, it may be for another part of my life that I have yet to reach. I won’t always be able to focus on the work that leads to my purpose but I can control and live in now. So focusing on what is and what isn’t helps me to reconcile the two.
- How can you build a purpose and stay focuse on it?
- How long is your purpose for? One week? A lifetime?
- How did you determine your personal life purpose? Did you read a specific book or take a personality test or an online quiz?
- how you handle your emotion freely and how to speak up for yourself
- How you know what’s your purpose is?
- Could you provide some inspirational tools (I.e. quotes …)
- Do you think your purpose evolves or changes over time?
- How do you silence your inner critic so that you may pursue your dreams freely?
- If my passion is helping people will this also be my purpose or am I mixing the two up and need to have a clearly defined purpose ?
- Do you think about one purpose you have everyday? Or you have different purposes each day!