December 13, 2021
With the pandemic, we are seeing vast shifts globally regarding the way people live their lives and what they do for work. There have been sea changes, tree changes, flexible work, labour shortages and continued talk about the great resignation. Lots of people are now questioning the purpose of why they work and what they do.
Chip Conley, founder of the Modern Elder Academy, says “The meaning of life is to find your gift and the purpose of life is to give away”. Kierkegaard, the Danish philosopher, describes purpose as ‘an idea for which I am willing to live and die for’. For some people, their purpose is a big one like climate change or ending poverty and for others it’s smaller ones like, growing a nice garden or bringing joy into everyday interactions.
What’s your purpose and how are you aligning with it?