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Is it a connection to a certain cause? Is it engaging one of your skills or personal passions? Is it serving a specific population? Everyone has their own causes, the things that give their life meaning. Without knowing what you’re chasing, your quest for meaning will turn into a wild goose chase. So it’s worth reflecting on your “why” before you pursue any major changes.
Stop viewing your job description as a static, unchanging list of responsibilities. Even if that list completely reflected your career aspirations when you applied, you and your role probably evolved since then.
Approach your job title as a fluid set of activities—which you can change to fit your skillset and personal passions.
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Meaningful work is when we feel a genuine connection with what we do for a living and our larger spectrum of life.
It is motivating, creates deep relationships and helps others.
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Define what meaningful work means to you.
Find your own personal satisfaction and connection to your work. It could be the people you work with or a project you are passionate about.
There’s always some level of personal investment in your work.
If what you're doing has a positive impact, it adds up and makes you feel proud of what you’re working on.
Three factors are important for meaningful work:
Being your own boss is one of the main factors of finding meaning in your work. It makes you more invested and allows real innovation.