In this talk at State of the Browser, Amy offers some suggestions for making work feel more meaningful.
Don’t treat work like an end in itself; treat it as a means to the end of fulfilling your purpose.
What are your key skills, experiences and values? Write them down, them summarise how these come together as your “core perspective” or purpose.
Now, we want to find ways to fulfil that purpose, and to do that we can set goals.
When considering candidate goals, ask:
- Does this connect to my purpose?
- Do I actually care about achieving this goal?
- Is this a goal I can actually achieve?
- How will I know if I’m making progress?