If the place where you spend most of your time does not cater to your spiritual needs, then it is time to make some changes and switch it up! The Workplace of the Future is where Profit, Passion, Meaning and Purpose meet.
Work is still the best way to achieve personal success and to better play our role within society: it helps in enhancing self-esteem, provides social prestige and generates income which facilitates civil and political participation. Work is, has been, and will remain the key component of the social contract. It forms the basis for creating societies of free women and men, and it is the foundation for democratic governance.
– International Labor Organization
Your purpose is your reason for being, for existing. It is what gets you up in the morning and provides meaning for your life. Often, our sense of purpose comes from our deepest essence – our core – and includes knowing who we are, where we come from, and where we are going.
Most people have a natural desire to contribute… to make a difference. Typically, our purpose is a combination of expressing our unique gifts or talents in a vocation (work, career or profession that is inspired) that contributes to others.
What about a self-serving purpose? This is possible and many people are driven in this way. However, the biggest challenge that results from this kind of purpose is a lack of fulfillment.
Fulfillment is the result of being on purpose in a way that makes a difference to others.