I like my jobs the way I like my steak — well done.

steakWhat is the act of doing without purpose? Many people consider their jobs monotonous, mind numbing, and repetitive. In today’s society, it is easy to get lost in the shuffle of doing. When thinking about how to get from point A to point B, the purpose behind doing so is often lost. How do we find it?

We, the people of the world, understand that you need a raise, you need your boss’ approval, you need something. We all do. But what do you need to get through the day with a smile on your face? How would that smile influence your day-to-day interactions with people? What really makes life worth it?

If a person does not feel worth in their actions, any good intention can be lost. Consider your job holistically—what couldn’t happen without you? What do you bring to the table? Everyone has it: a purpose. But tell me—what are you doing about yours?

Going above and beyond what is needed often shows character, but going above and beyond yourself in order to maximize your potential takes true strength. What do you need to get there?

11/27/12