The Week of HR #5: Finding Your Purpose At Work
There is always a lot of emphasis on finding your purpose in life and seeking out what makes you truly happy, but have you ever thought about trying to find your purpose at work? Do you know what your purpose is? If you don’t, do not fret because it is easier than you think. The truth is you’re never truly done finding your purpose, or you shouldn’t be. Constantly seek out purpose in life… especially at work.
– noun – 1. The reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists 2. A person’s sense of resolve or determination
A lot of people nowadays are driven more by purpose than by money. People want to find more value in their work; they want to use their skills to benefit a cause. In order to find a job that gives you the satisfying feeling of having a purpose, you have to know what your passion is. This article focuses on strategies to help you discover what you believe to be your purpose, so you can find a job that fulfils your desires to the fullest.
Over the past couple of years there has been an outburst of interest in purpose-driven leadership. Purpose is beneficial in both better performance and a better well-being. Many people struggle with knowing their purpose and have even greater problems finding it. In this article it explains how to identify your purpose and then develop an impact plan to achieve concrete results.
This is a story about a girl who was inspired by a speaker to seek out her purpose at work. She switched from HR to IT and quickly realized these jobs were completely different. She was lost and wanted to find passion in her new job. This story sheds light on different ways you can become more engaged and find your purpose in order to thrive and feel more fulfilled in your workplace. There is a strong power to having and feeling purposeful.
Whether you enjoy your work often comes down to how your job fits in with your sense of purpose. You must be able to seek out change and be open to transitions in order to stay content with your work – having a sense of purpose in your life is critical to this. Researchers found that if you have a purpose in life, you have a 15% lower risk of death. This being said, it is equally as important to find your sense of purpose at work. Always seek out purpose in whatever you do because there is no limit to what you can achieve emotionally. Live in the “purpose mindset.”
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