I know I am not alone in pondering “mid-life” and/or changes to one’s career or life purpose. I am also quite sure that I am not alone in wondering how it would be best to make a difference given the current issues of today and recent political news and stories. I wonder how much this is also on the minds of younger people just starting their careers. I don’t usually read “life purpose” articles too much, but I recently found some good questions for reflection in this article: Does “Life Purpose” Really Equal Life Happiness? (shared by @JasonLauritsen on Twitter). The author makes an interesting distinction between “life purpose” and living “on purpose”. Here are the questions that caught my interest:
- What do I feel I should have done by this time in my life? Can I create a similar impact with what I can do now or with the wisdom I have accumulated?
- What do I want to feel more often in my life? What gives me these feelings now?
- How can I ensure my commitment to living a life where I feel good about the impact I have on others every day?
Thought I would share, in case it helps anyone else — at any age. I am not sure I have all the answers yet for myself, but it has helped my thinking, planning and prioritizing.