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Work has a Higher Purpose than Daily Bread

In our last blog we talked about work being about both Daily Bread and Daily Purpose.  This submission is more specifically about the higher meaning of work.
As you contemplate the questions from the previous blog, begin to think about these additional questions:

  • •    Why do I work?
  • What does work mean to me?
  • What do I want from my work?
  • What do I dream of contributing to my company, profession, or the world?
  • What do others say are my outstanding characteristics and attributes?
  • What am I doing when I completely lose all sense of time and space (When I’m in the  zone?)
  • What do I really want from my life and my work?
  • How would I like to be remembered?

Pondering questions such as the ones above, as well as the ones from the previous post, can encourage us to look closely at how we work as well as how we think of work.  In extensive research studies, three reasons tend to surface around why people work.  They are:

  1. Money
  2. Affiliation
  3. Meaning

For most of us, work consumes so much of our lives that it becomes absolutely necessary that it be fulfilling beyond a paycheck.  How do your three reasons stack up?

Make a commitment to build more meaning into your work and, as a consequence, bring more meaning to your life.

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Judy W Bell

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