You can have a life of "True Success" (= external success and internal fulfillment).
However, it requires making a significant shift that begins internally.
We often treat meaning (or purpose) as something that comes from what we do professionally in the world. As a result, many people believe that they need to make external changes in order to feel more purpose in their lives.
However, equating purpose with our profession and our external output is an incomplete perspective.
If we want to unlock the real power of meaning, we need to broaden our understanding of what it is.
According to Frankl, two of the main sources for finding meaning in life are work --- and love.
In the context of meaning, I would define these two words broadly:
Work describes a contribution we make through our doing in the world.
Love describes a sense of connection we feel through our being in the world.
In my view, these two are not separate from each other.
As the Lebanese-American poet and writer Khalil Gibran
so beautifully put it: "Work is love made visible."
In other words, what we would typically call our purpose is ultimately an outside expression of love.
Once we bring love to our exploration of what we want to do in the world, everything changes.
Purpose, being intrinsically related to love, is something that starts on the inside.
While purpose is often expressed externally, it does not depend on outside conditions.
We can create a sense of purpose in any environment.
Would you like to find more meaning, purpose and passion
right where you currently are?
If so, we invite you to explore this website and the service of Work You Love Coach.