How to Find Meaningful Work to Get Motivated

Chances are, you’ve been there at some point at work (or you might be right there in this particular, exact moment now): Unmotivated. Uninspired. Feeling like work is work.

Part of the reason you might feel stuck is because you’re lacking meaning in your job. According to Eric Barker, meaning is what drives motivation, and without motivation we get nowhere:

“Research shows being motivated predicts career success better than intelligence, ability, or salary.”

Wow. Talk about the power of motivation.

But like they (didn’t quite) say, motivation doesn’t grow on trees. So how do you find it?

Here’s Eric Barker again: “Research shows purpose is one of the most powerful motivators there is.” And he quotes Dan Pink:

Purpose is, “Am I doing something in service of a cause larger than myself, or, at the very least, am I making a contribution in my own world?”

>>Read Eric Barker’s full post: 3 Proven Rituals That Will Make You Motivated.

If you’re looking for motivation, you’re likely searching for your purpose.

The Education Pioneers Fellowship is designed to get talented people – with diverse skills and backgrounds – into the right roles in education leadership, to advance high-impact careers on behalf of students nationwide. Even if you’ve never considered working in education or using your expertise for social good, we can help you find your path.

There’s no more meaningful – or high stakes – work in any sector than that which we do on behalf of 50 million young people every day.

If you’re looking for purpose, motivation, and your path, start here. The final application deadline to become a Pioneer this summer is February 13, 2017.

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