What Is Your Purpose?

Clear purpose is the glue that holds a meaningful worklife together and binds emotions, perceptions, and motivations, forming a narrative that impacts the entire trajectory of your worklife. The person who knows why they work is much more likely to perform in alignment with and in support of that purpose. But how can you be sure what your purpose is? Rate the following statements based on how true each statement is for you. When completed, total your score to identify your sense of purpose at work.

My work serves as a means to an end.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True
My work lets me lead a happy life.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True
My work contributes to something I consider worthwhile.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True
My work lets me be the person I want to be.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True
My work provides security and stability.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True
My work balances with the other aspects of my life.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True
My work fulfills an important personal mission for me.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True
My work is an expression of my most cherished beliefs and values.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True
My work gives me a sense of responsibility and accomplishment.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True
My work provides the flexibility to lead the kind of life I want to live.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True
My work enables me to make my mark in the world.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True
My work touches the heart and soul of me.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True
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