I do. You should. We all should. Most of us will spend 80,000 or more hours working before we retire or leave this earth. That’s a lot!
So, your work should meet some basic criteria:
- It should be fulfilling to your soul (at least sometimes)
- It should be fun (at least sometimes)
- It should stretch you outside your comfort zones (at least sometimes)
- It should be worthwhile and make a difference in this world (at least sometimes)
There are always days that are full of the grind. There are always days of no fun. There are always boring tasks and useless reports to complete. There are always times when you don’t think anything changes as a result of the work you do.
But sometimes….it should. If not, don’t waste the rest of your life doing what you are now doing. Go find something else that you can love doing.
Thanks for listening.
PS: I’m not writing as much because I am obsessed with the work I’m doing (in a good way). It’s okay to get lost in your career sometimes…especially if you love it.