May your mission be clear
your path skirt the sky
aim for the clouds, your purpose on high
your talents abound
your voice resound strong
your connection to others be sincere and be long
when you sit down at your desk, may your reasoning shout
that this work is important, it’s noble and bold
it’s ripe with compassion, inspiration, and joy
for the work that we do shouldn’t be a burden or drudge
so much of our lives follows this meandering path
and if it’s not for the good, it’s certainly for the wrath
of that still voice inside, where reality lives
that’s where you know that in order to live a full life, and by full I mean rich, not of wealth,
I mean rich in the things that make a person complete, the meaning, the glimpses
of perfection that come from a job that’s well done, a clear vision that all you are doing, it’s right
because in the end, if you didn’t help people or causes that need it,
you’ll emit such a sigh, a lament, a cry and want to turn back, start again
we don’t get second chances to live this moment once more
we must make the most out of every open door, every task, every job, every opportunity
start each day with hope, with passion, with vigor
The notion of elevating the work that we do is not a common theme in our society. Take these words, or make your own, to frame the jobs that you do into something MORE.
Work for a higher purpose, a calling, a passion – and if the job you’re in now does not have that, look between the lines and between the words for that hidden inspiration. There is a reason we are each on the path we’re on. It’s where we are supposed to be. Don’t fight it.
The work gets so much easier when you embrace.