A wonderful read from Signal v. Noise with advice on finding purpose and a case study about Mayo Clinic’s janitorial team.
This snippet is just too good that I have to share it:
There are plenty of janitors at hospitals that see their jobs as simply cleaning rooms and floors. They check in. Check out. It’s a paycheck.
Iris saw the higher purpose of her job. She didn’t need a career change. She just needed the right perspective. And that perspective keeps her motivated to show up at work every day and save lives.
The key to finding your purpose is to be more like Iris.
Sometimes finding purpose isn’t about changing jobs, it’s simply about changing perspectives. Wish I had this advice when I started out.