Create space for deep and high-impact work by planning in advance a distraction-free schedule.
Plan ahead and ensure there are no interruptions during the time you do deep work.
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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.
... about meaningful work:
To build a meaningful career, identify work that has these ingredients:
Then you can do a self-assessment, asking yourself what your interests are, what motivates you, what are your skill sets and method of working, etc.
Simply sharing and showcasing what you are working on, by going public, sharing what you love, can attract like-minded people to you.
Conduct regular reviews (weekly, monthly and annually) to check if your work aligns with your values.
Finding meaningful work is a long-term process and it helps to get both the micro and macro views.
Keep an eye for the small victories, the small steps that are taking you towards your bigger goal.
Celebrate the small wins because they take you closer to your desired career.
Allow yourself to behave differently occasionally, and be out of character if required.
In the course of making massive changes, you may start being a different person. Embrace that change, as it is in pursuit of something meaningful.
Managers in many workplaces are a cause of lack of meaning when they:
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.
It is less about what you do and more about how you see what you do.
Qualities a purpose needs:
Making progress is the most important thing to boost emotions, motivation, and perceptions during a workday. Yet, it’s not just making progress that makes us feel better but celebrating it as well.
By tracking your time and your activities you can better see your progress and you are better able to enjoy the road to a goal, instead of just the accomplishment of the goal itself.