What is Your Life’s Work?

“30 Days to a More Optimistic You” Positivity Challenge – Day 23. Happy About Your Life’s Work

Do you know what your life’s work is? Some people know exactly what they were born to do. But others never find out.


Your life’s work doesn’t have to be a tremendous series of high achieving accomplishments.

In fact, it could be something quite simple yet fulfilling because it’s what you know you’re good at.

Your life’s work is your way of serving others and contributing to the world at large in your own small but significant way.

Is your life’s work your profession? The thing that you graduated with a degree in?

No, but it could be. If you love the work you do in your career and are good at it, then this could be your life’s work or ultimate purpose.

How do you discover what your life’s work is?

Figure out what you’re good at

Determine what you’re happy doing

Find out the ways you’re able to teach and enlighten others with your knowledge

Some people figure out what they’re meant to do and be in this lifetime by figuring out what it is that they do NOT want to do.

So, if you’re unhappy in your current work situation, then take some time to be introspective.

Exercise: Your Gifts, Talents, Strengths and Skills May Point You to Your Life’s Work

Answer the following questions in detail:

What am I good at?

What do I enjoy doing?

What things would I be good at teaching others?

Who can I help?

What are my best qualities?

What are my talents?

What skills have I acquired?

How would I describe my personality?

Journal It.

If, after doing the above soul searching, you’re still not sure what constitutes your life’s work and ultimate purpose, try taking a personality test.

The Myers-Briggs is an in-depth analysis that will shed light on myriad facets of your personality. Talk to me about doing this if you are interested.

After taking this test, write down what you learned about yourself and your strengths. From here, you can embark on your personal journey of self discovery that may lead you to your true purpose and life’s work.

To discovering more about yourself

Fran Watson

By Fran Watson

Involved in public speaking since 2000. Joined Toastmasters in 2002 and have served in all Executive roles including serving one year as the District Public Relations Officer. Achieved my DTM in 2014. Develop and facilitate workshops in the area of employment and career development.

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