How to Find Meaning in Your Job
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Why am I doing this? Ask yourself why until you understand your actions and decide how to reach your goal.
For instance, ask yourself why you are doing this job. If your a...
In the last decades, organizations are increasingly becoming more global, complex, and demanding of workers’ time. In the always-on, always-connected work environment, boundaries are overlapping and combining.
If you can’t adapt, can’t see situations in versatile ways, can’t find meaning in the most dreary circumstances, you might not survive.
The downsides to always adapting, always flexible, always changing gears could lead to a lack of direction and commitment. In turn, a lack of direction could lead to failure.
We don’t want to entertain the possibility that it might fail. We just imagine that things are definitely going to work.
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.
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.