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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Previously an editor for The Muse, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She’s written almost 500 articles for The Muse on anything from productivity tips to cover letters to bad bosses to cool career changers, many of which have been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., CNBC's Make It, USA Today College, Lifehacker, Mashable, and more. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer and reader, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.More from this Author