If you had been born 500 years ago, the job you do today probably did not exist. Fifty years from now it might not exist again.
But your purpose and values could have been the same, whether you were born 500 years ago or 500 years in the future.
Happiness comes when we live in line with our purpose and values. To find meaningful and fulfilling work it makes sense to focus first on understanding what our purpose and values are — then find ways of expressing those fully, in the world we happen to have been born into.
— Chapter 5 of Inner Leadership shows us how to find our purpose and values.
— Chapter 3 is about finding ways of putting them into practice.
— Chapter 4 is about choosing between these alternatives.
Once you know your purpose and values, then you can find ways of putting them into practice, in whatever world you happen to have been born into.