Mark Twain once said that the two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.
If I told you that it was your job to sort through a box of potatoes and to throw away the rotten ones, would you feel a strong sense of purpose? Or would you feel like a cog in a machine? Now, what if I told you that by sorting out the bad potatoes, you were helping out the local food bank in supplying fresh food to needy families in the area, would that change your perspective and your sense of purpose in the work?
Now that you understand the purpose of the work, does it potentially change your attitude or perhaps even your choice of work?
I’m not here to dictate what purpose is. Everyone’s got a different definition based on their experiences in life and their own set of values. But what I do want to ask you is: What does purpose mean to you?
Find your why. If you don’t know what it is, create it. That will motivate you to make a difference. Understand your purpose and it will fuel your drive.