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The three visions of work

The three visions of work

  • People with a job see work as a chore and the paycheck as their reward. 
  • People with a career like the concept of advancing and succeeding.
  • People with a calling find their work fulfilling and think it feels meaningful.

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There are doctors who see their work only as a job, and janitors who see their work as a calling.

No matter what job you have, you can find meaning in it. Rewrite your job description to be more calling-focused. Think of your own personal goals in life. How can your c...

  • Jot down a mandatory work task you find devoid of meaning—something you dread.
  • Ask yourself what the purpose of the task is and write it down.
  • Ask yourself what this result leads to. Write it down.
  • Continue this process until you find a meaningful result.

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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 answer is to get paid, then ask yourself, Why do I want higher pay? If the answer is so you can have a bet...

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Your "why" matters

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.

  • “Why do you wake up in the morning?"
  • "How will you make a...

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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.

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