Peace on earth begins with peaceful people.

So what does that suggest about a workforce at unrest?

I hold this as truth: As within, So without.

In other words, our emotions drive our experiences, not the other way around.

And here’s why that matters when it comes to our careers:

According to Gallup, 70 percent of the American workforce is not engaged or is actively disengaged; disengagement climbs to 87 percent for workers globally.

According to my belief, widespread workers at unrest >> families at unrest >> communities at unrest >> nations at unrest >> world at unrest.

To be clear, I’m not blaming anyone for feeling unsettled in their careers. I’m as guilty of it as anyone.

For decades, I subjected myself to jobs that I had little desire to do because it got harder to stop myself the more I progressed. And I was confused about what work might satisfy my soul, anyway.

The result of me staying the course?

A broken spirit and a sick body.

It’s true that not everyone disengaged at work will get ill like I did, but our work impacts our wellbeing greatly.

And with only 13 percent of workers feeling engaged globally, worker wellbeing is too low not to have negative consequences around the world.

But there’s a bright side:

Workers at peace >> families at peace >> communities at peace >> nations at peace >>
world at peace.

Enjoying peace doing work is possible, and I hope that you’ll try to find that place.

I’m not asking you to quit your job, but to get clear about a great career and to take one step in that direction, and another, and another.

Getting started can restore your vitality and lead to other good outcomes for you, not to mention improve other people’s lives by unleashing your talents.

And that’s true whether the career you desire becomes your bread and butter or remains unpaid, fulfilling work to look forward to daily.