At Fast Company, author Adam Smiley Poswolsky looks to the stories of several successful millennials who broke the status quo to find meaningful work. Through the stories Poswolsky unveils the ways to find meaningful work, and three reasons why we tend to seek it out:
I discovered that meaningful work allows you to 1) share your gifts, 2) make an impact in the lives of others, and 3) live your desired quality of life. Getting these three components to align is the goal, but it’s certainly not easy…
1: PRACTICE INTENTIONAL EXPERIMENTATION
Seek opportunities that excite you and inspire you to wake up in the morning. Build a purposeful career by experimenting with opportunities you actually care about.
3: USE SKILLS AS LEVERAGE
Skills often get people hired. Research (see Daniel Pink’s Drive or Cal Newport’s So Good They Can’t Ignore You) has shown that people who find fulfilling work are good at what they do and have mastered a particular craft or talent. But what happens when you’re really good at your job and still feel stuck or unfulfilled?… [apply them] in a new role
Read the full stories behind each path to help inspire you right here.