In much of my work with my clients, one of the challenges is working alongside someone in finding their vision/revolution.
There are a couple of primary ways I have found to look at this. Both are important.
1. A career or major difference you will make in the world. (more challenging to find, most “careers” involve wearing many different hats, outside of your career – you will wear many different hats [friend, spouse, parent, customer, etc.], so really this becomes about finding what you want to be doing the MOST with your time [editing photos or video, leading a team, strategic planning, story development, accounting, etc.], etc.
2. The experience you long for in your soul and the experience you are committed to cause in the lives of others. (can be challenging to find, easier to explore multiple options than #1 – i.e. it would be difficult to try a new career every week or even every month yet with this one – if your desired “experience” was intimacy – you could try that for a time and see if it fits and then switch to generosity and see if that more closely lines up with your heart). [Common examples: intimacy, generosity, confidence, freedom, vulnerability, courage, etc.]
This particular post is going to focus more on #2 because I think it is the more essential of the 2. The reason I say this is that it will transcend career, circumstance, role, etc. Once you find that one or maybe even two or three experiences that you long for and are committed to cause in your own life and in the lives of others, it can be in your mind from – the moment you wake up, to interacting with the barista, to greeting your coworkers, to meeting with your team, to dealing with conflict, to having lunch with a coworker, to going to your kids ball game or dance recital, to going on a date, to working on a side startup business, to … well … you get the idea.
Imagine you could drive and encounter an experience that gives you indescribable amounts of energy throughout the facets of your life.
When I see someone find this committed experience, I have seen him/her find a passion and drive and excitement beyond words.
Have you discovered it yet?
Are you willing to put in the mental labor in to choose it?
What is the experience you long for in life? Wouldn’t you love if you could cause that in yourself and others?