Are You Climbing The Wrong Career Ladder and Ignoring Your Life Purpose?

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Are You Climbing The Wrong Career Ladder and Ignoring Your Life Purpose?

The career ladder is a tempestuous thing. It sucks you in and then entices you with pay increases and accolades. Left to its own devices it takes over and leads you in the direction of its choosing. Stepping off the career ladder can be a difficult task, especially when you have climbed it’s heights and the world below seems a long way down. Its all you can do to hang on, so you keep climbing, hoping for something better at the top.

Are you in the wrong career?
Most people know when they are in the wrong career but may not be willing to admit it. When you have worked towards a certain goal your whole life, received certifications, degrees and promotions, it can be hard to throw it all in and start again. Even though you hate the job you are doing, the fear of the unknown is often more scary “better the devil you know…” and the willingness to suffer on seems like the “easy” option.

Years pass and inevitably the suffering grows, you wish you had made the brave decision to live your purpose years ago but now alas, it’s too late! Or is it?

Perhaps you have been brave enough to change career once or twice, but in reality nothing has really changed, just variations on a theme, your purpose still eludes you.

What is your life purpose anyway?
The problem is that most of us have absolutely no idea what career to choose when we leave school or college. The people advising us have no idea what career is best for us either, so they advise us to go for roles which are “secure” or “prestigious” because they think that is what is best for us. Aptitude tests can reveal only so much, the truth of your purpose lies in your heart, not in the results of a test. Of course guidance counsellors and parents are innocent enough, they just want us to have a good life, they don’t realise that we all have a unique purpose and until we are living our purpose, we will always feel like there is something missing.

That purpose was evident when we were children, we gravitated towards our interests and could spend hours playing, getting lost in the joy of the process – drawing, singing, creating. These were all hints of your unique purpose, the thing you were born to do. Somewhere along the way, you were told to be realistic, to stop dreaming and to be prepared for the real world! Dreams were lost as a haze of obligation set in.

You may not even remember what it was that you dreamed of doing or being. Your purpose may be so deeply buried that the notion of even having a purpose seems alien to you. But all is not lost, given the slightest chance, the smallest opening, your purpose will gradually reveal itself to you. All you have to do is to be open to it and be aware of the signs.

It’s never too late…
Finding your purpose is the most important thing you will do during your life. Living your purpose is the second most important thing! For all those who have no idea of their purpose, there are just as many who believe they are living their purpose but who in fact are completely misguided. The ego likes to trick us and tempt us with shiny objects. And since we get distracted easily, it can be hard to remain focused on our purpose.

You may even have some knowledge of what it is you are here to do but actually doing it appears so overwhelming it seems better not to try at all.

Little do you realise that once you start living your purpose (or even trying to live it) “all the Universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” Paulo Coelho

Your raison d’etre
The process of finding and living your purpose albeit daunting is far more stimulating, exciting and rewarding than anything else you could do. It’s your raison d’être and it is only through expressing your purpose that you will really start living. Life opens up, and while there will be lows, there will also be great highs, great rewards and great fulfilment. And, its never too late to start. There are people in the world right now who can benefit from what you have to offer. If you can help one person improve their life through sharing your unique talents and gifts, your life has been worthwhile. Perhaps you can help thousands or even millions of people, but you won’t know unless you try. Discovering your purpose is the first step.

The perfect time to change career
If you’re waiting for the perfect time to change career or to spend time doing what you love, that time is never going to come. There will always be obstacles, excuses and hurdles. The time is now!

“If not us who? If not now, when?”

Don’t wait, start today. Just one little step in the right direction is all it takes. Tomorrow another little step and before you know it you’ll have taken great strides towards discovering and living your purpose. And that’s when life really begins!

Who Am I?

I’m Sandra, a life alchemist dedicated to helping people like you to deeply heal, to discover your purpose, and live your best life. Learn More Here

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3 responses

  • Fantastic article!

    I can relate to to completely. I’m trying hard to establish a lifestyle where I’m helping people but I’m not constrained to a 9-5. It’s not easy but it’s attainable

  • Hey, I read your article. Thank you for writing it. I am studying Psychology. I think my life purpose is to raise the collective consciousness of humanity and to help or inspire others. But I have had this idea that it would be best for my career and life path quit and to start over in another university which is in a different city next year. Unfortunately I did not act and lost the opportune moment. Right now, I am puzzled about what I should do. I can still choose to quit and start over next year. However, I don’t have this vision or same feeling about it anymore. I am afraid that because I chose to not act and follow my heart, I have made a mistake, which made me lose my purpose or lifepath.

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