We landed the biggest deal in company history. Not only was our sales goal reached for the first time in 4 years, but I was to receive a nice bonus check along with the opportunity to provide nice bonus to my colleagues. I remember this like it was yesterday. I was excited about what had happened, yet inside I was deeply saddened.
I thought to myself, I put my heart and soul into this huge deal and yet it was not a fulfilling or rewarding experience. Sure, I knew that we were truly helping a group of people and a company, yet I knew that I was not truly happy. The work was not connected to a sense of cause deep down inside.
As I shared in a previous post, the financial rewards typically do not trump work that is meaningful, connected to your cause and is an overlap of who you are.
Ponder these questions:
* If you are accomplished in work that you are not feeling strongly connected to, then imagine what it would be like if you were and imagine the impact thereto.
* Does the six figure income hold you back from the work you know you were intended to create or do?
* What about certainty? Can you handle living in the unknown for a season or more so that you can be deployed in the service of others?
* What does happiness really cost?
* Why does America and Americans in general seem to promote an agenda that is all about security and less about adventure?