You don’t need to cure cancer to find meaning in your work.

30 Aug

I don’t need research to tell me that I want my work to count and give me the opportunity to have meaning, but the research does exist. When we talk about the concept of “meaning at work”, I’ve often had folks say: “Well, I’m not in medicine or in some job that really counts, so I guess that doesn’t apply to me.

Baloney.

When I asked one of the most successful fast food restaurant managers of a chain what his mission was, he said: “I hire many young people, and this is their first job beyond lawn mowing or babysitting. I teach them responsibility and how to treat people with courtesy and how to take pride in work. Most of these young people go onto to other jobs, but it is wonderful when they come back and tell me they’re a better person and employee because of the skills and values they learned at our restaurant.”

Meaning and purpose are NOT sequestered in one profession. Where does that purpose and meaning reside?

In you.

In EVERY job you can take the mindset to act in a way that adds dignity and meaning.

And you can do that in even the most so-called “modest” job.

Set your mindset that you will find the meaning and mission in what you do.

Prospective and current employers will notice.

There are training videos on the web site of my faith community and a handout. This content is free: https://www.thetablempls.com/jobresources

#career #jobhunting #careers #jobsearch

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