Sunday, November 17, 2013

My "48 Days to the Work I Love" Journey--Days 5 & 6

Three words are used interchangeably and shouldn't be: vocation, career and job.  The distinctions are significant.

Vocation is the most profound of the three, incorporating calling, purpose, mission and destiny.

Remembering the happiest times in your life and the times when you felt most fulfilled are better indicators of your calling than just knowing what you can do.--Dan Miller
Day 5
--Read Chapter 3
--Are you making deposits of success in the other important life areas?

Day 6
--Talk to 2 people about your new understanding of vocation, career and job.
--Answer questions from Chapter 3
Ultimately, money is never enough compensation for investing our time and energy.  We need a sense of meaning, purpose and accomplishment.  Anything that does not blend our values, dreams, and passions will cause us, on some level, to choke.  A life well lived must go beyond just making a paycheck--even if it's a very large one.

If money is the only reward of your job, you will begin to see deterioration in your life physically, emotionally, spiritually and relationally.--Dan Miller
One of the most significant things I learned from this chapter is that it will help my job search if I am making deposits of success in other areas of my life.  These other areas are: family, recreation, community, church and personal development.  They should all be in balance with my work, instead of work being the most important thing.


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