Seems like today more than ever the average worker has lost their purpose. Money alone cannot fill your purpose bucket. Just ask any successful entrepreneur.
Chasing money does not sustain you through the hard times. Successful entrepreneurs and enterprises are super laser-focused on providing a value-added product or service.
I’m just a working professional, what about me?
Maybe you have lost your purpose in your work. Maybe you get up and go to work every day for the wrong reasons. The wrong reasons will wear you out and burn you out.
Is finding purpose in my work that big of a deal? Yes, it is a big deal. With no purpose, you just relocate your problems from one job to the next. Sometimes it is not the company’s fault, but it is with you.
3 Ways to Sprinkle Purpose back into Your Work
1. Focus on serving others
We often forget that at the core of any business is serving others. This doesn’t mean we cannot make a profit. Most successful entrepreneurs know that a long-term, sustainable business must serve their customer base well if they have any hopes of succeeding.
“Indeed we do serve God by serving his children. There is something very special, almost holy, about serving our customers, taking care of our clients, and attending to our associates.” – Daniel Lapin
2. Identify your core genius
You can’t serve others supremely until you understand how God made you. There is genius inside you. You have a perspective, skill, and talent mix that no one else possesses. As Jeff Goins has said before on his blog: “If you don’t say it, it might never be said.”
I have narrowed my core genius down to one word. I wrote about how to narrow your genius down to one word in a recent blog post. Again, the goal is not to bring attention upon ourselves, but to serve others really well. All the details will begin to work themselves out once you have taken these first two steps.
3. Understand your work serves a greater purpose than you
Well beyond personal satisfaction, there is a greater purpose that exists in our work. The Bible tells us in Colossians 3:23 “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.”
If you are a Christian, your work has purpose because it serves the Lord’s purposes. We are a part of a bigger story. A story that God has allowed us to play a small part in.
Question: What helps you add purpose to your work? You can leave a comment by clicking here.