In my 33 years of working life, I’ve sought jobs that made a difference. This post from Stubblebine describes how he found to do that. It took him 32 years to discover it .
A simple three-step method that anyone can use to build the life they want, have fun and make a giant impact on the world.
“Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?” ~ noted dent-maker Steve Jobs
This question of life purpose frustrates a lot of people.Coaches call it the hardest goal to coach for.Purpose sounds like a great thing to have, but nobody knows where to get it.
“We’re here to put a dent in the universe.” ~ Steve Jobs nailed it.
I need to see impact. You might need money or craftsmanship. However you define it — there’s an ideal result that you’re looking for from your purpose.So I left to start my own company.I was completely unprepared.All I knew how to do was write code and manage other people who could write code. I had zero exposure to product design, marketing, sales or support.
The steps are pretty easy.What is your life purpose? That’s too big of a question.However, the individual pieces are small enough for you to answer today.
What interests you?Look for a theme that runs through a large part of your life.I made an inventory of all hobbies and genres of media consumption. Human performance ran through almost every interest from Dungeons and Dragons to Athletics to Programming.Now, passion may be even too strong of a word. Many people have noted that mastery increases passion. Just start by finding an interest that’s been consistent for more than ten years.If you can just find an authentic interest and work on it, odds are that you will develop deep passion.
What is the end game? Is it money to support your family? Is it to make beautiful things? Is it to put a dent in the universe and become a legendary contributor to humanity?There isn’t a universal answer — you have to find out for yourself.For me, it’s positive impact. I can’t just make money. I need to know that the world is better for my work.
What type of work do you like?For me, it’s technology.For you it may be writing or talking to people or organizing.
That’s it. Just three easy steps.The one thing I’d highlight though is that purpose is so innate that you do need to experiment.You won’t know for sure unless you experience it. Purpose is not an academic exercise.So, just to be clear because I say all the time that Coach.me is my life’s work., it took me 32 years to discover my life purpose:Use technology to push the boundaries of human performance.
Originally posted at: https://betterhumans.coach.me/how-you-can-find-your-life-purpose-3012cbbf8513#.2obryup5a