Breaking The Grip of Materialism – 4 Ways To Find Meaning

The test of our world view isn’t how we behave in calm times. The tests of our life occurs in times of adversity. In these times we are compelled to become introspective. We think deeply breaking the grip with materialism.

When we are younger, sadly some people do this even in their 50’s, spend their time and money attempt to look good. Purpose comes from serving.

What are two things in your personal and professional lives you would do over? Think about it.

We get up in the morning go to work and go to bed. There is an inner desire that craves a life of meaning. Even when we spend a lifetime acquiring things that we know ultimately do not matter we find that we feel like a fake. That we have to pretend to be the facade clamoring for a public persona  at the expense of our private persona.

Adam Smiley Poswolsky in a Fast Company article presents stories by successful millennials who decided to take the road less traveled to find meaningful work and life. 

Here are four lessons learned from impact-driven millennials that can help you pursue work that matters.

1: PRACTICE INTENTIONAL EXPERIMENTATION

Seek opportunities that excite you and inspire you to wake up in the morning. Build a purposeful career by experimenting with opportunities you actually care about.

2: KNOW WHO YOU ARE

Meaningful careers are made up of personal journeys to get closer to who we are and what we value. By picking a cause near to our heart, we embark on a journey to build a life that provides personal meaning, as well as meaning to our employees and customers.[…]

Read full article via 4 Tips To Help Millennials Find Meaningful Work 

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