How to Find Fulfilling Work

How to find fulfilling work is a real issue for us. Work itself is a core dimension of our humanity. We are designed for productivity. Adam was placed in the Garden to cultivate it … we, too, are designed to cultivate things, releasing the potential of some aspect of creation.

Here’s the key—discovering fulfilling work is a process of discovering our authentic selves. And as we know ourselves, we’re more apt to discover our place in the world.

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My Top 10 Blog Posts from 2014

Some nice things are coming to TrueNorth Quest during the first 3-6 months of 2015. If you like what you see here, you can get free updates via RSS or receive an email notice when new content comes online. You can also receive free eNewsletters from time to time.

Here are the top 10 blog posts I wrote in 2014 based on page views …

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The Deeper Magic — What We Long For

deeper magic, white witch, narniaWe all crave to live with real wonder, in harmony with the Deeper Magic. Aren’t you weary of a lesser magic? … a magic which deceives, drawing us into a death spiral.

It means that though the Witch knew the Deep Magic, there is a magic deeper still which she did not know. Her knowledge goes back only to the dawn of time. But if she could have looked a little further back, into the stillness and the darkness before Time dawned, she would have read there a different incantation. She would have known that when a willing victim who had committed no treachery was killed in a traitor’s stead, the Table would crack and Death itself would start working backwards. (C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe)

Yes, there is a Deep Magic which has most things under its spell. The White Witch had a right to kill traitors to the true Kingdom. What the Witch doesn’t know is that a deeper magic is written over all things.

It’s this deeper magic that we want …

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Getting Stronger

Here’s an insight from biology and anatomy that we can apply to any area of life and work.

You’re at the gym doing resistance training with free weights. One of the exercises in your routine is to work out your calves by standing upright while holding two dumbbells at your side.  You rise up on your toes and then lower again. You’ve worked up to 2 sets of 20.

I’ve recently learned that the key to toning and building muscle tissue is that on your 2nd set, your last few reps need to push you to the point of muscle exhaustion. This is the point where it would be very uncomfortable to go any further.

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Extreme Mountain Biking on the Cuillin Ridgeline

Danny Macaskill is a Scottish daredevil, an extreme mountain cyclist. In this short film he returns to the Isle of Skye, Scotland, his native home, and defies death on the Cuillin Ridgeline.

As I watched this, I thought about risk tolerance. Am I too risk-averse? I’m not going to bike a ridgeline. But there are other areas to think about. Macaskill inspires us to transcend our territory in life and work …