Meaningful work happens when a job resonates with your own personal story. If your sibling got cancer from nitrates in drinking water, you might devote your life’s work to reducing agricultural runoff, or water sanitation. Powerful memories shape us as human beings.
The activities and resources in this section are all about figuring out why you do what you do so you can make better decisions about your career.
Find out what you care about and why you do what you do
Build a growth mindset to take on new challenges
Identify what you want to change to make your life better
Set Goals & Take Action!
Why Do You Do What You Do?
If you have ever felt like you were floating through life aimlessly, it may be because you didn’t understand yourself well enough to make informed decisions. Use these books, articles and activities to find what makes you tick. Explore the good and bad parts of your past to build a better future.
Read these books to dig deeper into why you do what you do, and explore in-depth exercises you can use to find meaningful work.
Building a Growth Mindset
If you have ever thought: “I could never do that… that’s way too hard… I’m too old to learn”, you need a growth mindset. Learn to believe in neuroplasticity. The ability for the brain to adapt and change over time with new experiences. Learn how to unlearn old habits and beliefs that are holding you back and start to think: “It is possible to learn, I just have to find what works for me.”