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How We Find Real Meaning On the Job

By Sandy Schroeder

You probably know people who are successful and well paid, along with others who do ordinary jobs and collect average paychecks. Interestingly, sometimes the people who seem to have it all may not be the most content.

Researchers at the Harvard Business Review, who study people and their work habits, find contentment in a job springs from having a purpose. If you feel that you are accomplishing a real purpose in your work, you may be pleased with whatever that job is.

Relate Your Job to Its Services

Those services can be anything from life and death in the hands of doctors, paramedics and firemen to teaching tomorrow’s leaders. Wherever we work, if we look closely we can probably find productive services. Accountants, writers, teachers, nurses, at home moms, architects, contractors and carpenters make up a varied field, but they all provide services that others need. To give meaning to your job think about the end products and what they accomplish.

Put Your Mind and Your Heart in Your Work

I have a friend who has a son that works in the hotel industry. He works the night shift and may find himself helping a guest handle an emergency as they head off to the hospital, or he may just supply an extra blanket when temperatures drop. Every night is different, but he takes his job seriously and makes sure he solves every issue that comes up. That attitude of doing the job right puts real meaning into his job and he enjoys it.

Develop Relationships with Colleagues

Over the years most of us have good memories of someone special that we worked with on the job. One of my best memories was of a boss that I worked for on a thriving city newspaper. I was a creative writer and he was the promotions manager. He had a great sense of humor, and a strong sense of people. We worked with every department on the paper as we created promotions, but my boss always knew how to make it work. As a young writer, I learned a lot about making the job work every day.

Recognize Why You Work

Beyond the creative challenges, most of us also work for a paycheck that pays the bills. Parents work hard to support their kids and provide for their future. Individuals often donate some of their salary to support organizations that they believe in. Whenever a day feels a little too long, stop and remind yourself of why you are there.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Pearland, Tex.

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