Our identity is comprised of what we identify with. For many of us, what we most identify with is the work we do. The highs and lows of our profession greatly influence the highs and lows of our daily lives. A powerful question to ask ourselves is: "Who Am I"? Further, to come up with as many responses as we can (a father, athlete, friend, writer, speaker, student, force for good, leader in the human race, catalyst, creator of possibilities) to that question.
It is inevitable that a large percentage of our adult life is dedicated to making a living. And, these can be some of the most amazing years of our life. There is value is in considering whether or not our work, the way we earn a living, is a career or our calling. Our career is likely what we do, our calling exemplifies who we are. It is where we are fully self expressed.