How to Find Meaning in a Job That Feels Meaning-less
Consider your personality and interests and think thoughtfully about how you want your skills to help others.
Maybe you’re an outgoing content marketer who wants to start using your data research skills more to come up with a strategy.
You’re looking for an overlap between all three—personality, interests and skills. Then you'll be able to more accurately integrate your purpose into your current position.
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It doesn’t matter how big your paycheck is or what your title is to find meaning in your work.
What matters is 'why'. Figure out what you care about to give you direction and that sense of purpose.
You’re never going to get anywhere or accomplish anything if you don’t make an effort.
Building a life that matters requires participation.
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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 ...
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?
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 during your 9-to-5.
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