What we do is born of who we are.
This is why the drug counselor is 12 years in recovery. The self-help goddess is still figuring it out. And the breathwork teacher is the son of an emphysemic. Even the Wall Street banker and the Washington lawyer has a story.
"Who am I?" and "what is my creative significance?" in this world are essential questions that left undiscovered are not benign.
When who you are precedes what you do, you become more than a human doing a job is that how it’s done depends completely on the being doing it.
Your way of being contributes to what you do, and how you do.
Life and work are not separate entities, as much as we may try to make them distinct spheres. Nothing more than caring for oneself or caring for others in our lives brings this more to the fore. If you have an illness, it affects how you can show up and do a job. If you are caring for someone else day in and out, you show up for your job differently.
Changing the way we think about work is essential to ensuring that we never lose focus on what matters most in to our authentic expression and our spheres of influence.
At a time when more of us are educated and equipped enough to solve some of the most challenging issues facing our society, more people chose economic security over making a unique contribution and uncertain outcomes.
Less, enough, and ready are the new values to embrace.
We simply must be as we are, so that we can be who we are. Then, what we do is rightly a result of that.