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The Secret to Finding Work You Love Has Nothing to Do With Your Paycheck

What is meaningful work? Clue: It’s not just a position that pays decently (even if that feels pretty good).

It’s a job that adds value to your own life as well as to others—producing something that makes a positive impact on humanity.

Unfortunately, society doesn’t teach us to seek out positions like this. Instead, we focus on moving up the ladder (and making money) as fast as possible. And because of this mentality, we don’t give ourselves time to explore, learn, and try out careers that we genuinely like and enjoy.

But the one thing we have yet to realize is that it is vital that we do things that give us meaning. We are more productive, happier, and better at coming up with brilliant products when we do work that fulfills us.

While we can’t change the system overnight, this video sketches out why we’ve lost meaning in our careers—and how to start to get it back, today.

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