Thursday, 19 April 2012

Your Career: What is your vocation in life?

Do you want to find your vocation in life?

We are all by nature goal driven human beings.

What makes some people appear really driven is often that they are passionate about what they are doing.

For as long as I can remember my dad has designed electrical and mecahnical things.

Approaching eighty years of age he has just designed a windmill with a sail fin  as part of a renewable energy project driven by his passion for research in this important area. I just received his eight page report and I am proud that he cares about the world he lives in.

What do you really care about?

Is this reflected in what you do, how you spend your time, the career path that you are on?

An exercise that some of my clients have found useful is to imagine that you are lying on your death bed [a sombre thought I know] and reflecting on your life. Got the image?

Now think about and answer the following questions:

1. What have you achieved personally - what good have you done in your world?

2. What have you achieved through your work - as an employee or as a parent [really hard work] for example?

3. What have you achieved socially and in your community?

Your answers provide a steer for addressing the gap between where you are now and these outcomes.

These answers help you to create long term, medium term and short term goals, objectives and action plans.

And rememnber that we often underestimate what we can achieve in a life time or even a year and we oftten overestimate what we can achieve in a day, a week or even a month.

If you work through this exercsie please do let me know what insights and learning you have.

If you would like support to achieve change in any area of your life please do get in touch via

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