You will spend the majority of your life at work, so damnit, its should be meaningful to you. Don’t feel ashamed of having a mission or a vision for your life and pursuing it with relentless ambition. And when you do that, ensure that the work you’re pursuing is truly meaningful to you.
Bill Barnett from McKinsey recently wrote this article: “Make Your Job More Meaningful” at Harvard Business Review. His advice is spot on. Barnett talks about the theories of Amy Wrzesniewski who talks about people focused on one of three attitudes: jobs, careers, and callings.
Become a person who works, not just to have a job, and not just to advance your career, but to find and pursue your calling in a job and a career that fulfills you.