Sometimes, doing good in a non-profit feels like making sausage.
Yes, that’s right.
It takes a little bit of luck, a lot of hard work, and sometimes even a prayer to make things happen. Sometimes, the money is there, but not the people. Other times, the people are there, but not the skills.
And, so on and so forth.
In between, there can be a part of you that goes missing: purpose.
What is purpose?
It can go by many names like, “calling.”
But, whatever you want to call it, it’s that original motivation that you had for wanting to do some good.
The non-profit world is where people like to start because the opportunity is there. What some people might not know is that the social sector is not immune to disillusionment.
So, you can get to a place where you need to re-evaluate, see what kind of person you have become, and decide what you want to do next.
What can spiritual direction do?
Spiritual direction is about matching the results of your life with the expectations that you have of yourself… or vice versa.
It’s about helping you accept the modularity, even ambiguity, of work in the non-profit sector. Through such acceptance, what comes about is greater adaptiveness and, ultimately, effectiveness.