Monday, September 3, 2012
At a Career Crossroads? Define Your 'Meaningful Contribution'...
Fulfillment in life, and at work, often boils down to your contribution. And more particularly, your meaningful contribution.
Both terms 'contribution' and 'meaningful' will mean different things from person to person.
'Contribution' might be about...
... the time you offer to others
... the financial input you give
... the thinking you provide
And 'meaningful' might be about...
... who you help
... how you help them
... or why you choose to make that difference.
What I have discovered, working with hundreds of people now in the areas of career change and career fulfillment, is that 99% of the time, it boils down to needing to feel prouder of the inputs and outputs of your day.
Quite simply most of us are looking to make a more 'meaningful contribution' and feel as though we are adding greater value to the world around us. Perhaps the key to professional happiness is understanding how you would define this idea?