23 Apr Pivot from Passion
Are you passionate about your job?
Passion is a word we often hear in conjunction with career choices. But a recent article on HBR suggests that what we should really be seeking is meaning.
This doesn’t mean you have to quit the banking or tech industry and join the Peace Corps, though. The goal is to find meaning in whatever you choose to do.
Or put another way: “When we anchor our work to the contribution it makes, doing so adds motivation and meaning.”
As a Managing Partner at Prestige Scientific, I often speak with candidates who are driven to find jobs that will matter. But the formula is different for everyone, and it may not be the right time for you to make a job change.
One immediate piece of advice: if you’re struggling at work, think about your last few workdays and how you focused your time and energy. Could you make some subtle shifts so the use of your time helps better serve an ultimate purpose?
Or is there anything you could pass along to someone else who might be better at it; to open up some time in your own day for work tasks that have greater meaning for you?
By Michael Barros, Managing Partner, Prestige Scientific, Inc.