If we’re going to spend the majority of our lives working, we should find purpose in our work. There are people that don’t think that they have the luxury of worrying about such things because their responsibility to provide trumps their need to find personal purpose in their work. The thing is, you can find purpose in everything, even a job you don’t necessarily love.
- What makes me come alive?
- What are your inner strengths?
- Where do you add the greatest value?
- How will you measure your life?
Knowing your purpose may compel you to take on challenges that will stretch you as much as they inspire you.
According to Sarah Landrum one should:
- Reframe the way you think about purpose
- Trim it down to the essentials
- Take small, but careful steps
- and prepare yourself for change
According to MindTools, “[o]n an individual level, people who understand their job’s wider purpose are happier, more engaged, and more creative. And, from an organizational perspective, when employees see how their roles fit with the company’s goals, staff turnover goes down and productivity rises. People work harder, use their initiative, and make sensible decisions about their work. In turn, the company can operate more efficiently. Everyone, from the CEO to customers, feels the positive effects”.