Read another great post on The Story of Telling blog…
In the blog post, she asks one question for people to consider: Why am I doing this?
Her question (and blog) made me think…and I am thankful for going with my gut and taking my current position (student success coordinator) six years ago, instead of a higher level position, such as a director or assistant dean. Although I took a pay cut, I was given an opportunity to help people: (1) heal their pain, (2) find their purpose/path in life, and/or (3) fulfill their dreams – and fortunately, I get to do this on a daily basis. If I had a higher level position, the chances for me to do this work (and to be on this journey myself), would have probably been less likely to happen. I chose wisely! 🙂 (Side note: I also met my wonderful wife Rebecca, so taking this job was a double pay-off!)
So, after all that, my question to you: why are you doing this (your current work)? As a follow-up, would you still do it if they decreased your salary – or even let you go?
Now, how about taking your thoughts to another (deeper) level, with these two questions:
- What do you want for/from your work?
- What do you want for/from your life?
Are they one of the same? Leave a comment with your thoughts…
P.S. If these two questions are difficult for you to answer, you may want to attend the conference I’m hosting in September, “Educating for Purpose, Inspiring for Life.” Check out more about the conference here. It may be just the thing you need to take your work – and your life – to another level!