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What Is the Work That You Are Meant to Do Now?

creativity Mar 03, 2018

Is the work you do deliberate, inspired, provocative, or significant?

Shouldn’t it be?

What “The Work You’re Meant to Do Now” Is NOT

The work you’re meant to do now is not “what you were born to do.” It’s not the one thing you’re put on the planet for. There is no “one thing” you’re meant to do. There are limitless possible roles for you to play and endless potential jobs for you to do. 

Humans are inherently social creatures born with the capacity for reason and a creative nature. Where and to whom you’re born certainly influences the development of your beliefs, skills, and connections; but at some point, you gain agency over who you are, what you do, and who you associate with.

Discovering the work you’re meant to do now doesn’t “start with why.” It starts with who. You are not the sum of what you do, how you do it, and why you do what you do. It’s the content of your character that reflects who you are; the values that inform your beliefs and drive your attitudes and actions.

What “The Work You’re Meant to Do Now” IS

Discovering the work you’re meant to do now is not about finding the one “right” thing. It’s gaining clarity about your true values and talents and generously delivering your best work to those who share your values and need your talents. Once you’ve done that, you can start identifying your options then invest in those where you wish to strive for excellence.

How to Discover “The Work You’re Meant to Do Now”

Work that matters doesn’t emerge from the roles you play or the jobs you do. It emanates from who you are, what you do, and how you engage. “The work you’re meant to do now” is found where your core values and talents intersect with people who share your values and need your talents to enhance their lives.

What Doing “The Work That You’re Meant to Do Now” Looks and Feels Like

Doing work that matters, with and for people you love, is generous, significant, and meaningful. Engaging with the work you’re meant to do now promotes well-being in yourself and others through properly motivated and intentionally executed action.

Keep flying higher!


I’m a husband, father, teacher, and musician from Floyd, VA. I help others cultivate excellence while making a difference at Creative On Purpose, and I coach in Seth Godin’s online programs.

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