I hear it all the time. “I’m working on my own business. Once I launch it, I’ll finally do meaningful work.” “Once I leave my day job, I’ll finally be doing meaningful work.” “Once I move to a different city, my job will finally be meaningful.”
I believe you can start doing meaningful work right now. Before you officially leave your job. Before you sell all your belongings and buy a one-way ticket to Bangkok. Before you even figure out what your “passions” are.
We can all think of one thing we enjoy doing to serve our community, whether it's cooking, event planning, general problem-solving, or even listening. One of my friends helps people revamp her resumes for fun (and profit). Another friend loves meal-planning and grocery shopping. My husband helps people plan their weddings.
Today I ask you:
What activities give you purpose, and make you feel like your life has meaning?
Which of these activities can you start doing today?
How can this be your meaningful work?
I urge you to start riiiiiight now. Dooooo it.