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How to Make Tasks Matter and Find Meaning in Your Work
"What's the point?" "Why does this matter?" When your alarm clock starts buzzing, and your inbox is already packed with pressing requests, what pulls you out of bed and into your 8x10 cubicle? Paying the bills is a powerful motivator, but ultimately, it comes down to personal meaning. Although we...

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Find What Gives Your Work Meaning

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 ...

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Cultivate Self Awareness

Ask yourself concrete questions to reveal your truth:

What are you working for? What impact do you want to create in your job? What skills do you want to develop and leverage?

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Write a Career Mantra

Keep it short and simple—just focus on what gets you out the door every day. 

Your mantra should encompass who you are, where you want to go, and the impact you want to make durin...

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Recraft Your Job

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 probabl...

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3 Main Ways To Recraft Your Job

  • Change your tasks: modify your actual tasks to more closely match your goals and desired skills. Automate your tedious time-wasters and stop multitasking.
  • Change re...

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Finding meaning

A recent survey found that the average worker would give up $21,000 a year in exchange for a workplace role that always offered them meaning.

Employees who derive meaning from their work are mor...

How to find meaningful work

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.

Personal engagement

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.

Meaning in Life

  • Many of us struggle with finding meaning, as we are busy with our daily work and distractions.
  • Meaning in life provides us with the purpose of getting up daily, energized and pepped up...

Meaningful Work

21–35% of our life is spent at work, making it a crucial part of our lives to spend at something we find meaning in.

Meaningful work should be:

  • Motivating and purposeful.
  • Should be coherent and make some sense.
  • Should be significant.

Connected with a Purpose

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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Identify issues

Determine where you are in your career. 

Identify how you got there and why you might lack fulfillment in your professional life.

Establish the core values

These are the non-negotiable values you want to be known and remembered for.

Once you have identified your values, look at your personality, skills and interests to make sure that they align with your current occupation.

Ask the big questions

These are questions like “What do I really want?” or “Should I change careers?

The more grounded you are with the answers to these important questions, the better able you are to reach your true goals.

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