Designers Do Important Work

Dear Designers + Creatives,

You do important work.

You make the world a better place with your creative mind.

You take something and make it better.

You know what the world needs before the world even knows it.

Often you create things that never existed before. You give them life, you give them meaning.

You take responsibility and think deeply about your designs— any unintended consequences of the work is acknowledged alongside its value to the world.

Does your work feed your soul?

Look at this closely.

Seeing beyond the material comforts your work provides you in the physical world, does your work matter to you? Does it feed your soul?

Time is your most precious commodity. Do you want to spend your time doing this work?

If the answer is yes…

Commit to your work wholeheartedly with a focus on staying in alignment with yourself and keeping your work-life balance in perspective.

Keep in mind, you, your work and how you spend your time IS your life.

If no, then what does matter to you?

Do you know?

If you know what matters to you, pursue it now.

Don’t hesitate to move ahead in this direction. The path will open up for you if you point yourself in the right direction.

If you don’t know… this is your work to do.

Discover what it is.

Follow your curiosities.

Ask for help.

Do it now.

I asked for help. My work was no longer feeding my soul. (I remember using the phrase “soul crushing.”) So I found a coach (who was a designer too!) She helped me gain insights and find a better path for myself.

Author: Jamie Cavanaugh

Jamie Cavanaugh is a Certified Life Coach, Educator, Interaction Designer, and Writer.

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