Find Work You Love To Do Not Just Work You Can Do

“Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.” ~Arthur C. Benson

In one of my recent posts, RePurpose Your Occupation, I described the difference between vocation (calling) and occupation (job), and how the two don’t align for most people. I believe many people are unhappy in their current job/career because they don’t see the connection between that and doing something they would find more significant and meaningful. People who work on purpose have greater long-term fulfillment and productivity than those who don’t.

This type of transition may seem daunting, especially if you sense that your vocation may be a 180 degree difference than your current occupation. Fortunately it doesn’t always involve an external move. Sometimes it’s an internal shift of your perspective and priorities. You might be able to stay in the same career or company and just what you’re doing or how you’re doing it.

If you are trying to figure how to begin the process to transition from a job to your life calling, here’s a few questions to get you started:

  1. Are you excited to wake up and go to work everyday?
  2. Do you find a deep sense of meaning and fulfillment in the work that you do?
  3. Would you be willing to do your current job at another company or working for yourself?
  4. Are you able to fully engage your talents and abilities in daily work?
  5. Do you foresee yourself doing what you’re doing for the next 20 years and enjoying it?

For those of you who are ready to jump ship and move to more purposeful work today, pause that thought for a second. One to understand is that working with excellence in your job now are creates opportunities for you to work in your vocation in the future.

Have you been able to find an occupation that closely aligns with your purpose? How did you do it? Looking forward to your comments.

Sweet Dreams!
Paul Wilson, Jr.

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RePurpose Your Occupation to a Vocation

Did you know that job satisfaction in the United States is at a 22-year low? I believe one reason is that too many people have tried to fit their vocation into their occupation. What do I mean by that?

The origin of the word vocation is “spiritual calling” (I would venture to say that most people don’t feel very “spiritual” about their 9 to 5). Your true vocation is linked to your life purpose. Unfortunately, not enough people understand their life purpose or do what’s necessary to transition to a career that reflects it.

With a deeper understanding of the word vocation, recognize that it is much broader than just your occupation. In a perfect world of course your occupation would be your vocation, but for most people that’s not the case. Many in the workforce are frustrated because they have a deep yet unfulfilled desire to do work they believe exemplifies and flows from their life purpose. Unfortunately, they don’t know how to make that a reality.

If you’re looking for a way to transition from your occupation to your vocation, I will provide a few clues in one my next posts.

Have you been able to find an occupation that closely aligns with your purpose? How did you do it? Looking forward to your comments.

Sweet Dreams!
Paul Wilson, Jr.

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Your true life does not have to be only a dream, it can be a dream manifested in 3D!  Learn how to Discover, Define, and Drive your desires by unleashing the God given muse to help you envision yourself in a B.I.G. way. God designed you for greatness so stop dreaming small. Uncover your legacy. Now is the season for a Bold Innovative God-Inspired Life! You owe it to yourself to see just how far your true dream in life can take you.

If you are looking for purpose in your life and life in your purpose, this is the perfect book for you. Get your copy today at www.DreamBIGin3D.com.