5 Ways to Align Your Career with Your Life’s Mission and Live a Purpose Driven Life
In this article, we will discuss 5 simple steps for meditation teachers to align their career with their life’s purpose so they can live a purpose-driven life.
When presenting their life’s purpose, most people choose to talk about career goals and professional growth. We like to impress people by telling them how we plan to climb the corporate ladder. We want to inspire them by sharing our vision and the steps we plan to take in order to achieve personal and professional growth.
But how can we plan for a remarkable career if we haven’t even found our purpose?
To align your career with your life’s mission, first, you must discover your purpose in life. You need to dig deep within yourself and unveil your true passions and aspirations. You must embark on a journey of self-exploration that will reshape your perspective and allow you to gain clarity. Only then you will be able to find (and invest in) a career that you can pursue joyfully and authentically.
The Quest for Meaning and Living a Purpose Driven Life
Nowadays, everybody talks about “living the dream,” but nobody says anything about discovering the dream, the vocation, the thing that makes them feel happy and satisfied with their life.
Most choose to follow those who’ve already found their calling, hoping to achieve the inspiration and motivation to design their own vision. Worldwide, there are millions of people who want to “wake up” but don’t know how.
It’s hard to find your vocation when you have no clue of what you love and want to do. It’s hard to pursue a career when you struggle with a constant feeling of doubt, uncertainty, and fear.
What I want you to do is set aside any career plans or professional goals and focus on yourself.
What do you enjoy doing the most?
What do you believe in?
What are your values?
How does the world look from your perspective? What would you change about it?
What is the one thing you can do without getting bored?
What inspires you the most?
How would you like others to remember you after you leave this world?
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
What are your skills and abilities?
How can you use your skills and talents to make the world a better place?
The purpose of these questions is to help you enter a state of contemplation, to guide you towards self-discovery. Pick up a pen and paper and use the answers to write a description of yourself.
By exploring your talents, abilities, values, aspirations, and everything else that makes you unique and special, you can then have a clear image of your inner self.
Based on this image, you can then focus on designing your life’s mission.
What is Your Life’s Mission?
Your life’s mission gives shape and direction to your everyday actions. It is the ultimate goal in which you invest most of your time and energy.
No matter how complicated or confusing life might be, your mission will always keep you on the right path. Just like a lighthouse guiding lost sailors to safe shores, your life’s mission helps you navigate into rough seas of life and arrive at your destination safely.
When designing your life’s mission, you need to think of something that goes beyond fame and fortune; something that will have a profound and positive impact on the entire world.
Every great visionary, thought leader, CEO, and spiritual guru began his journey with a clear and precise mission. And by sticking to their life’s mission, no matter what, they’ve succeeded in making the world a better place, while earning respect and social status at the same time.
As you’ve probably realized by now, your life’s mission should be at the foundation of both your personal and professional growth.
Unfortunately, many people choose the wrong career paths either because they’re too afraid to follow their dreams or because they’re too in love with safety and comfort.
But choosing a job just because others tell you it’s the right option or because you’re too obsessed with financial stability will most likely result in dissatisfaction and regrets.
If you want to live a happy and fulfilling life, choose a career based on your life’s mission.
Align Your Career with Your Life’s Mission in 5 Simple Steps
1. Use Meditation to Discover Your True Passions
To align your career with your life’s mission, first, you need to discover your true passions. You need to explore your inner self and shed light on the things that fascinate and incite you the most.
One way to gain valuable insights and cultivate the creative intuition that will help you find the right career path is meditation. By learning to let go of the painful past and worrying future, you can focus on exploring the less known parts of your consciousness.
The clarity and mental balance that you achieve through meditation will give you the opportunity to discover your true passions. From there, you can start looking for career options that resonate with what you enjoy doing the most.
2. Invest What You Enjoy Doing the Most
Now that you know what inspires and excites you the most, it’s time to adopt a more practical approach.
You cannot expect to follow a career path and fulfill your life’s mission without investing time and effort. You need to sharpen your skills and use them to deliver quality work and achieve spectacular results.
There will be times when you will feel like giving up; moments when obstacles seem impossible to overcome, and you feel like there’s no point in persevering.
But keep in mind that fear, frustration, doubt, and failure are part of the journey. Every successful person who has chosen to pursue a career path based on their vision has encountered failure more times than you can imagine. Every game changer, record breaker, or thought leader has experienced the bitter taste of defeat.
But what separates them from the rest is their unbreakable ambition and the willingness to keep investing in what they enjoy doing the most.
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3. Work Ethic for Cultivating a Purpose Driven Life
A disciplined life depends on following a set of unwritten rules that we choose to implement in our personal and professional life. In the absence of a robust ‘code of conduct,’ our endeavors are nothing more than wasted time and energy.
If you want to excel at what you do, have a good reputation, get along well with your coworkers, and deliver exemplary work, you need to follow a set of rules.
Work ethic is a belief that hard work and diligence have a moral benefit and an inherent ability, virtue or value to strengthen character and individual abilities.
In other words, meaningful and rewarding work relies heavily on a set of rules that we strive to follow. And by finding meaning in dedication and hard work, we not only achieve excellent results but also build our character and sharpen our skills.
Cultivating a work ethic depends on two critical factors: (1) your personal vision and life mission and (2) your line of work. If you’ve taken the entrepreneurial path, then it’s your responsibility to cultivate work ethic. If you’re an employee, talk to your manager or boss about the work ethic.
4. Stick to a Solid Set of Principles
Following a strict set of principles – both at home and at the office – is never easy, especially when you know you can break them without suffering any consequences.
There are times when cutting corners or skipping tasks will seem like a great idea. But even if your ‘bad’ actions and decisions don’t result in direct penalties, compromising your principles can quickly stray you off the path.
The idea behind following a set of principles is building discipline, the kind of discipline that will help you overcome obstacles and keep on track, even when life gets tough.
5. Motivate Yourself Through Positive Affirmations
Positive affirmations are verbal or written messages that hold special meaning to the person who uses them. I could be something as simple as “I am strong” or as profound as “The work I do every day helps me fulfill my life’s mission.”
According to a 2007 study, techniques such as positive affirmations and visualization exercises can have a positive impact on children’s social and emotional development, thus helping them achieve success later in life.
Fortunately, whether you’re 17 or 70, positive affirmations work just as well.
When laziness or procrastination interferes with your daily tasks, it’s important to remind yourself how discipline, perseverance, and hard work will help you fulfill your life’s mission.
The secret to personal and professional growth is aligning your career with your life’s mission. When you choose to pursue a career path that is in line with your vision and values, amazing things can happen.
Discover your true passions through meditation.
Invest time and energy into meaningful work.
Stick to your principles and cultivate work ethic.
Use positive affirmations to boost your motivation.
The fruits of your labor will bring personal satisfaction and professional recognition. Build your career around your life’s mission, and the result of your efforts will be spectacular.
If you would like to learn how to align your career with your life’s purpose so you can live a purpose driven life, I invite you to book a complimentary strategy call with me below.
During the 30-minute call, I will help you get crystal clear clarity on how to:
• Gain clarity and confidence in creating a successful lifestyle business aligned with your life purpose.
• Get more and retain more clients by facilitating transformative out-come based meditations.
• Become a confident highly respected and sought-after meditation teacher in 90 days.
• Produce scalable world-class high ticket products and services.
• Create more financial freedom and abundance without stress and overwhelm.