Over the last few days, I’ve met many people with a strong sense of purpose and identity.
It’s a powerful combination that projects confidence and intention, especially when it shows up with alignment and integrity.
Purpose and identity, however, are two separate things. The former – is the why that drives what we do – while the latter is the how.
Anyone who’s ever experienced a career shift or a large setback has experienced that doubt about “how” to contribute to their purpose.
In those moments, our identity – our place within the ecosystem – slips, and we’re left feeling confused, frustrated, and disoriented.
Finding that identity again takes time – but as long as we can hold onto our purpose, the rest will take care of itself.
Ht: Conversations with Cindy Chin