Passionate Pursuit of Purpose

The following article was published in the Summer, 2009, edition of Itineraries, the newsletter of Second Journey.

Igniting our passionate purpose is seen as a rapidly increasing necessity in today’s chaotic and complex changing world. We are all aware that the 40-year “Womb to Tomb” job is totally defunct! There is no longer any safety net, except what we, the individual, create. I have labeled this career revision the “YO YO Model—You’re On Your Own!” You and I are responsible for learning to successfully balance our own career on the current edge of constant change, chaos, complexity, and uncertainty. Though painful, frequently fearful, and characterized by a “miserable middle,” discovering the purpose you can pursue with passion requires activating a major step of growth, creativity, coherence, and order for our work lives.

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