Don’t be bored at work. The more you know about yourself, the better the chances are of finding fulfilling work. In finding a career that is your calling, seek to understand your:
Passion. The most common mistake people make in choosing a career is doing something simply because they are good at it. Know your strengths, but find work that brings you joy.
Personality Traits. Are you analytical, emotional, imaginative, or super productive? Do you enjoy collaborating or working alone? Personality profiles such as the Myers-Briggs Indicator, DISC, and the Enneagram are invaluable tools for better understanding our preferences and motivations.
Ideal Work Environment. I have found that even more important than the job title or duties is the work environment. What is yours? Do you thrive in an environment that allows you to work outdoors, with autonomy, or with people? Whatever the factors may be, determine your four to seven “nonnegotiables.”
Values. Are you motivated by position, status, titles, and money? Does beauty move you? Do you love to be around people? When does time fly for you? Be clear about what you value.