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How to Find More Meaning and Fulfillment at Work

We all spend the majority of our waking life at work, so it is important to do what you love and love what you do and to be working for a company that is inherently good in their intentions.

What is your company culture like?

Some of us may need to leave our current job, as nothing about the culture feels right. The hours may be too long, allowing you no personal life or it could be that the management philosophies and style may not be ideal, making it a hostile or negative work environment. You can’t change the core of the company but you do have control on how you respond to it until you can make a career transition. While you are seeking other work, it is important to focus on what you do like in your current environment and make the most of it until you find another job.

I have found that the majority of us are working in companies that mean well and care about their team. When you are in an environment like this, it is much easier to get to a place where you are able to find and experience fulfillment on the job. And even if you are in a job that is not your ideal dream job, you can still find meaning and create happiness on the job.

6 simple steps for making your current position more fulfilling and meaningful

  1. Focus on what is right and what you do love about the job. What part of your job do you love doing each day and how can you do it better? This little step always amazes my clients on how it so seamlessly increases their happiness and puts them in a positive frame of mind each day at work.   
  2. Set goals. When you know where you are going, it is much easier to get there. It feels good to have direction and you will experience more satisfaction and fulfillment when you achieve your goals.
  3. Make continuous learning part of your day. When you choose to do something each day to learn, grow and make yourself better at what you do at work or in the world, it is very fulfilling. I believe part of human happiness is that growth component as you never feel stagnant.
  4. Be grateful. When you feel full of abundant gratefulness no matter what your life or work circumstances are, I can guarantee you will always feel more greatly fulfilled.
  5.  Get engaged and be proactive. The more involved you are in day to day activities at work, volunteering, taking initiative and making a difference, the more meaningful your work will be.
  6.  Make friends. When you build relationships at work that you value, you will always look more forward to going to work and spending time with your co-workers. When you take time to really get to know them, listening and caring, they become part of your core support network giving your life more meaning.

Bottom line, it is a choice. You can choose to engage, participate and make your work life more meaningful and fulfilling or you can choose to just make it a place you have to go to each day. The quality of your days and time at work will differ greatly depending on how you choose to approach it!

About the Author Marla Williams

Marla Williams is an intuitive life, career and business coach who has experienced tremendous success guiding individuals, professionals and entrepreneurs through a groundbreaking process to discover their purpose and capitalize on their distinctive gifts so they can begin to forge their own unique path in this world. She has a BA in Organizational Development, is a certified life coach, certified project manager and an experienced and certified professional in human resources (PHR) and was a key leader instrumental in helping grow a $12-million-dollar company into a $2.3-billion-dollar company. Connect with Marla through Noomii and her website.

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