Many people would be more fulfilled and satisfied if they could discover their special purpose and how it connects to their work. I went on my own personal journey of self discovery approximately 2 1/2 years ago to figure out what my purpose is. What I discovered is that one of my purposes is to help other leaders discover the joy of achieving positive results through others. My talents, gifts and abilities included communication, humour, influence, persuasion and a positive outlook. If you want to discover your passions, talents, abilities and gifts, here are a number of resources to look into. Some have a spiritual flavour and others do not.
http://www.metropolitanchurch.com Follow the links to complete a God Given Gifts assessment.
http://www.purposedrivenlife.com Rick Warren’s best seller which I read and enjoyed
http://www.psychotherapynetworker.org/living_on_purpose.htm an interesting article
http://www.quintcareers.com/mission_statement_exercises.html an article on linking your career to your purpose
http://www.gallup.com/publications/strengths.asp takes you to a link about the book Now Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham. If you buy this book you get an access code to take an on-line assessment of your strengths. His first book First Break All the Rules was an excellent read and others have recommended the second book as a good read.
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