Many years ago, my work shifted from a job to a career. In the recent years, my career became my vocation. Along this journey, my work / goals / objectives expanded beyond integrating processes and systems, to integrating people and teams, to now include helping others expand themselves so they may better achieve their own work / goals / objectives.
Along these lines, the question of “am I achieving my higher self” arose which I now answer on weekly basis in two simple questions:
- Am I getting things done?
- Am I leaving others with an experience where they want to get more things done with me?
I have to answer yes to both questions to possibly claim I am achieving my higher self.
Lots of people get things done, and they leave a trail of “broken glass” experiences in others like damaged self-confidence, career set backs, troubled relationships, joblessness, etc. We all know the types, they always deliver results “by any means necessary”. Perhaps there is a place in our world for people like this, but not around me.
This is why question #2 is so critical, and a great test of achieving one’s higher self.
When you are able to deliver results by getting things done, AND people enjoy the experience of working / being with you, you ignite others to achieve more and elevate your impact in the world.