I realized last year that I’ve never really put any thought into “designing” my own vocational path. I’ve “fallen into” three interesting jobs thus far, and I’ve enjoyed each of them. But now I’m realizing I intentionally need to identify my strengths, decide what field deserves the next two or three decades of my attention, and lay my foundation to pursue opportunities in that field.
I don’t have a tight direction in mind, but a few more thoughts about work, calling, career have coalesced for me in these opening months of 2015.
Yesterday I wandered around in the not-all-that-brilliant observation that I can’t really get a grasp on my own calling (what I’m supposed to be doing on this planet, my personal mission statement, whatever you want to call it) without viewing that very question from within the complex network of relationships […]
This isn’t going to be rocket science, folks, but I’ve been chewing on this lately so let me throw a couple thoughts at you. Within the overused phrase “it takes a village” nestles a vital truth: We aren’t on this planet to live life alone, or for ourselves individually. Our […]
What do you think? Accurate view of career / calling / passion / vocation? (To borrow her terms: Passion, Mission, Vocation, Profession)
This is part 4 of a series on thinking about Careers as Verbs. You can find the first post in the series on July 1. I read a great article a few years ago on finding your calling by looking at the intersection where of your best talents and interests […]