Each one of us is wonderfully and uniquely made. We were made for something purposeful. Are you doing what you were made to do?
This question applies equally to your personal life and your work life.
No one else has the same mix of gifts, skills, education, experiences, and personality as you. There are certain things you love and derive great joy from, whether it is solving a problem, crunching numbers, closing a deal, supporting others, teaching, or creating something beautiful and one-of-a kind. When you use your talents and experiences while doing the things that bring you pleasure, you are in a special place.
For me, I have a passion for small businesses. They create local jobs, bring opportunity to the communities they serve, and have a sense of purpose and pride in what they’ve built. I was fortunate to have learned much from my time at companies both large and small and get to apply those things to companies and people to help them succeed.
My education as an engineer allows me to naturally think about logical next steps, structure, and scalable processes. I like solving problems once so they don’t continue to be issues. I enjoy helping businesses work through these challenges.
Sometimes we fall into jobs and learn we have skills or abilities that allow us to excel. Other times we learn that we don’t like a particular type of task, responsibility, or industry. What we learn by trying new roles and new industries can help guide us to roles that were seemingly made just for us.
If you are not doing what you created to do, you may feel overwhelmed, tired, or frustrated. It may be time to make a change. If you have the ability, you may need to delegate or offload some aspects of your job to someone else; it will make you more productive and possibly help someone else find their niche at the same time.
When you do what you were uniquely made to do, you will find more success and satisfaction.