According to Scientific American, our conception of meaning is grounded in significance, purpose and coherence, with recent findings focusing on the latter.Psychologists from the University of Missouri found that regular routines can engender meaning, noting that “coherence of an ordered life also lays the groundwork for pursuit of larger goals,” making it just as important as ‘significance’ and ‘purpose’.
Try taking a few minutes at the end of every work day to reflect and jot down one thing you’ve accomplished that day, one thing you’re grateful for, and one thing you hope to achieve the following day. Understand what you want out of life, and remind yourself of these goals everyday to get there.
It should also be noted that this only works when applied to every aspect of our lives.
If you don’t eat well, exercise, and manage your mental well-being, there’s no way you’ll excel at work.
Instead of fixating on who’s at fault, look at who’s ), take the necessary actions to rectify the situation, and move on.
John Coleman notes in Harvard Business Review that “fault always looks back at who should be blamed, while responsibility looks forward at what can be done differently in the future,” enabling learning in the process.