“Doing What You Love in the Service of People Who Love What You Do”
That’s the sub-title of a book entitled The Radical Leap Re-Entergized by Steve Farber (Mission Boulevard Press, Poway CA.)
We used the Farber “quote” to introduce this article because, in a very real sense, it summarizes what “be-attitude career” is about.
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THREE KEYS TO BE-ATTITUDE CAREER …
The three (3) primary keys to having a be-attitude career are:
- IDENTITY (Mk 8:27) — who is your Creator? Who are you in Him?
- FORMATION (2 Pt 3:18) — what is unique and special about you? When we know this and are properly formed, we grow in grace, knowledge and wisdom.
- BLESSING (Ps 37:4) — being in His presence blesses you. This blessing is “beattitude” (happiness).
UNDERSTANDING CAREER …
Career is complex. It’s more than your job — or even, a series of jobs. You can plan career, but it never really goes the way you planned. Stuff just happens! And that stuff impacts what happens next. Still, career really is a cool and marvelous thing!
CHARIOTS, PILGRIMAGE AND ADVENTURE …
The root word for “career” is carrus. “Carrus” is a Latin word that means carriage or chariot.
To understand your career, think of it as a chariot that you ride through life. Your career is everything that happens along the way. Career and life are inseparable.
CONNECTING VOCATION AND CAREER …
We all have careers, including those with priestly or religious vocations. Be-attitude careers, however, are unique to lay people. You might even want to start thinking of be-attitude career as your “lay vocation.”
Through prayer, love, and service to others, lay people are called to go into the world for the glory of God. That’s a real blessing. It is be-attitude career!
We like to say, “Life is a pilgrimage.” Your life is both a journey and an adventure. Why shouldn’t your career reflect that same zeal?
Followers of Christ should never settle for anything less than a pilgrimage and adventure for their career. We ought to pursue be-attitude career as a way of life and our vehicle for transforming families and communities!
[NOTE: We pray daily for an increase in priestly and religious vocations, as well as an increase in be-attitude careers.]
LOOKING FORWARD …
We’ll have a lot more to say about be-attitude career as we go forward. Please consider these three keys prayerfully. Imagine what your life might be like if you built a bridge between the ordinary career and the exciting adventure of be-attitude career. Then, get ready to ride your chariot!