So many of us end up in jobs just for money—jobs that suffocate our soul but pay the bills.
I went through the motions of life without meaning and purpose. These are such a fundamental part of our happiness, but often we believe we can’t have both.
Meaning and purpose don’t have to come from our job; they can come out of our hobby (as for many artists) or the sense of satisfaction we get from helping others through volunteering. I felt more purpose in my voluntary jobs than in any paid job.
We may also find ways to incorporate our values and beliefs into our day jobs to make them more bearable—teaching others, solving problems, being a listening ear, or creating something unique. As we spend so much time at work, though, it makes sense to try to make money doing something we enjoy. Purpose is so much more than money can buy.
As I progressed up the corporate ladder, I found I became less fulfilled, despite the increased salary, the company car, posh hotels and holidays around the world.
My life still lacked meaning and purpose. Find out how I found my passion and turned it into my career. Read the full article here or watch the video blog below