Meaningful careers are those where we are doing:
- Something that we are good at,
- Something that motivates us,
- Something that satisfies our needs, wants, and desires (e.g.ideal work environment, income, lifestyle), and
- Something that solves the problems that others have and that we find compelling.
When our work satisfies all four of these criteria–when our work is meaningful–we feel good, we are confident, and we can handle all the ups and downs. If something is missing, we will be (a little or a lot) uninspired, drained, stuck, unsure, and at the mercy of the ups and downs.
What, if anything, needs to shift so that your career can solidly match these criteria?
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