This is one of my favorite TEDx Talks from TEDxAzusaPacificUniversity.
The talk explores what meaningful work is and whether or not we can find it or bring it into our day-to-day lives. As a student who heard this while just approaching graduation and wondering how to get through stacks of applications and job listings, this talk resonated with me and woke me up to something refreshing.
Our purpose and meaning is not tied to what we do, but rather how we do things. It is both idealistic and realistic to believe that we can change the world around us and affect the lives of people we interact with in a positive way simply by making our own work meaningful and choosing to do work with meaning.
I’ll let Dr. Hartwig’s video speak to the rest of this, but I believe this talk is important for people to hear. Whether you’re a college student close to graduation wondering if you’re going to make a difference or if you’ve been at the same job for years and might feel stuck in the rut of routine, it is refreshing and inspiring to know that you have purpose where you’re at right now.