In my "Finding your Pathway" sessions we discuss the things that are vital to have in place to feel like you are succeeding in life and in your career.
1. Purpose: You were created to do something that only you can do. Your purpose takes your interests, abilities and core values and combines them to create your purpose. When you're living out your purpose you will have a strong sense of self and that you are living true to who you are.
2. Motivated Role: You play a specific role on a team and in your relationships. In fact you do it so naturally you probably don't even realize that it's what you're doing. You may not value the part you play because you haven't realized that not everyone does what you do. Often our motivated role is a source of shame and is something that we try to suppress in order to be like someone else. The sad thing is then people in our lives get a hollow version of us. A shell of who we truly are. And, we settle for never being good enough or accepted and valued for who we truly are. Living in your motivated role pays off in the way that you work and communicate with others.
3. Impact Style: You influence and shape the world around you in a way that's all you. If you're uncomfortable with how you make an impact in the lives of others you will always live in the tension of not being who you truly are. You will continually feel anxious and maybe even angry that people don't respond well to you. However, if you are living out your impact style you'll feel more confident and optimistic and feel like you are making a difference in the world.
If in your career you are able to live out one of these three areas (Purpose, Motivated Role, Impact Style) you'll feel somewhat content in your role. You'll probably stay in that job because you you get to do some of what makes you happy. If you have a career where you are able to live out two of the three areas you will probably stay in that job and experience significant amounts of satisfaction and fulfillment. If you are able to live out all three areas in your career you are one of the lucky few who gets paid to do what they love. There are probably few things about your job that you dislike but even a bad day the joy, contentment, satisfaction and fulfillment you get out of your job makes it all worthwhile. This is what we're shooting for! Purpose+Motivated Role+Impact Style= Passion
Watch for my next blog where we'll talk about how these three areas affect relationships...