Five Key Steps to Find Fulfilment and Meaning at Work
Are you already successful, but don’t feel fulfilled? Follow these straightforward steps to find renewed energy and motivation at work. Title photo: stock image.
Do you feel proud and excited when you complete important tasks? Or do you feel unhappy or indifferent? Success is important, but often we fall into the trap of chasing a goal for so long that we lose sight of why we started in the first place.
There is a huge difference between work and a fulfilling career. To many people, a job is just a job and work is something you have to do. While some people have unlocked the secret to feeling fulfilled at work. To them, it is their calling and it doesn’t feel like work at all.
Why is finding fulfilment so important?
No matter how much you own or how wealthy you are, true fulfilment does not come from material success. Fulfilment is the feeling that your talents and abilities are being used to the fullest. To feel full satisfaction in life, it is essential to direct our energy and passion to something that is meaningful and productive.
Think about your commute to work, the countless meetings and working overtime. Imagine if, on top of your paycheck, you also gain a sense of satisfaction and joy from all the time and effort you give to your work.
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs.
How to find fulfilment at work?
Business and life strategist Tony Robbins offers insight into the art of fulfilment. From fostering a deeper sense of gratitude to understanding your strengths – Find out how you can create deeper meaning at work.
- Trade Expectations For Appreciation
Instead of searching for the faults in something, take delight in the ordinary. There are many small exercises you can incorporate into your morning routine to set a productive tone for the rest of the day.
- Write in a gratitude journal
- Try a short positive priming exercise
- Go outside for some fresh air
- Establish Your Values
Your values are the foundation of who you are. They define how you choose to live, work and connect with others. Unhappiness is inevitable if you choose a partner or career that don’t match your core ideals. Reflect inward and recall the moments when you were most happy. These memories are clues to your inner values. What was it that gave you joy at that moment?
- Break Free from Beliefs That Limit You
Our level of achievement is often directly related to how much we believe we can achieve. The most influential factor in a person’s career path is the limits they place on themselves. Everything that your life has amounted to so far has been determining by your beliefs. If you recognize some self-beliefs that are limiting, replace them with empowering beliefs.
- Prioritise Passion over Paycheck
When we do something meaningful, it keeps us interested and engaged for a longer time. It is no surprise that a successful career is more likely when you do something that gives you energy and satisfaction. Intrinsic motivation is a powerful tool to tap into. Think about what you love doing and what you hate doing, then search for opportunities that ignite your curiousity.
- Play to Your Strengths
Success seldom depends on overcoming our weaknesses but rather on building upon our strengths. Employers and colleagues will appreciate you most for the things you do particularly well. A guaranteed way to find work you enjoy is to work with your natural talents. Choose a career that matches your unique strengths and deeper fulfilment will surely follow.