Doing meaningful work that has an impact

Your calling and meaningful work

Today is a challenging day for me. I’ve been thinking about doing the sort of work that enables me to make an impact by doing meaningful work, lately, so I really enjoyed Seth Godin’s post titled “Calling your finding” this morning. I really like this line:

When what you do is something that you make important, it doesn’t matter so much what you do.

It may be the stage of life that I’m in at the moment but the more I think about the kind of work I want to do, status and wealth are less important to me (well, except as a form of security for our future). Instead, I am more drawn to doing meaningful work that has a constructive impact.

It isn’t necessarily that some mystical event connected you to your Life’s Purpose. Sometimes it’s more about how you do the seemingly ordinary work you have been tasked with too. As Godin puts it:

It’s not that important where. It matters a lot how. With passion and care.

I find myself thinking back to my short time with iCommons around 2007 and 2008 and long for days when I was pretty focused on open licensing, open business and open access to information (even if it was in my limited role). The work organisations like Creative Commons does feels meaningful to me and I think I will always see my involvement in those organisations as some of the most meaningful work I have done so far.

Godin’s post is a short post (as many of his are) but read the whole thing anyway.

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One response to “Your calling and meaningful work

  1. Paul avatar

    When it comes to pursuing your vision of excellence, there is no distinction between work and play. Both are opportunities to excel.

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