As we become more internally directed, it changes how we see our work. Many people have jobs. Fewer people have careers. Still fewer people have callings.
A person with a calling is doing what they are doing because they are intrinsically motivated. They are doing what they are doing because they love what they are doing. They love what they are doing because they have made a commitment to make a contribution that matters. They have committed to create a result that does not exist. To make this commitment is to connect oneself to a higher purpose, something larger than self. Once we commit to create a result that does not yet exist, we begin to pursue something that is precious to us. Our purpose becomes our calling. We become more fully engaged, less discouraged by resistance. As we move to fulfill our calling we become more than we are. Our conscious, analytic mind and our unconscious, intuitive mind begin to work as one. We find more ways to integrate our inner world and our outer world. As we move forward we find joy in the process of contribution.
When have I had a calling?
How do I turn my work into a calling?
How can we use this passage to create a more positive organization?