How do you view your work? Is it a paycheck, an obstacle to your real life, a source of anxiety, or just something you do because everyone else does it?
Do you cherish the dream that your work could be a calling — something that challenges you and makes you stronger and better? Something that gives you a deep sense of purpose?
My work for the last three years has been full-time writer. Before that I was a teacher, a professor, a college president and a foundation executive. Those were my jobs. I was lucky because, though all of them were difficult, they were all rewarding. They all contributed to my growth as a person and as a leader.
But my calling goes beyond any job I ever had.
If you want to read more about calling and about the five practices that ground my own calling, please hop over to Full Cup, Thirsty Spirit, the blog and newsletter of Karen Horneffer-Ginter. While there, enjoy exploring Karen’s site and read about her wonderful new book Full Cup, Thirsty Spirit.