Sometimes the corporate, nine to five lifestyle can make you feel like just another cog in the wheel. It’s easy to think that all we do is make someone else richer, whilst we miss out on family time, commute the long drive to work and enjoy a few weeks holiday a year as a reward.
But it doesn’t have to feel like that.
Everything that you and I do matters, to at least one other person. Whether your job is well-known and well paid, or underrated and never noticed, what you do makes a difference.
William James, philosopher and psychologist noted:
Act as if what you do makes difference. It does.
When we act like what we do makes a difference in people’s lives we begin to find purpose and meaning beyond simply showing up.
Because what we all do matters and it does make a difference. If you don’t think it does, step back and see the truth through the trees.
Even then, if you can’t make sense of it, maybe a change is on the cards.