How to Make Tasks Matter and Find Meaning in Your Work
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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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.
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.
Determine where you are in your career.
Identify how you got there and why you might lack fulfillment in your professional life.
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.
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.