Meaningful work can be a tall order, but it isn't out of the question.
In the 21st century, there are estimated to be half a million career options from which to choose. No wonder so many of us feel overwhelmed. But there’s another problem, too: as a society, we expect a lot more from our work than we once did. We desire our jobs to provide us not only with an income, but also with a sense of meaning.
This development means that many of us go through a crisis of meaning when it comes to choosing a career path or evaluating our satisfaction with our current one. But how do we solve it?
An article from Life Hack identifies a key question in finding fulfilling work: Why do you work? While some may be satisfied to view their work as a means of acquiring income, you might find that you also value helping others, problem solving, or overcoming a challenge.
If the honest truth is that you’re not sure what you want, these tips might be a good place to start! In the video above, School of Life breaks down six steps to help you choose a fulfilling job. These steps include:
- Understand that this issue is common and normal.
- Make a list of everything you’ve ever enjoyed. The quirkier the better.
- Make time to think, and plenty of it. Big decisions deserve substantial time.
- Try something new.
- Reflect on problems you might want to help solve.
- Confidence is key.
For further advice, check out the video above!