I wouldn’t categorize myself as a millennial. However, by definition, I am a millennial. I am one of the last millennials and the start of the millennial workforce.
But how do we define what matters? What I’m passionate about probably isn’t what you’re passionate about. The ways I enjoy spending my free time probably aren’t the same ways that you enjoy spending yours. What I love probably isn’t what you love.
We are different people, created with different genetic makeups and different DNA. We have different preferences, but I think it’s rooted in human identity to want to be a part of something bigger than ourselves.
So how do we know what matters when we are all different people? Well, I’m so glad you asked here are a few questions to ask yourself to understand if you really are doing something that matters.
– Are you touching people’s lives? Are you making someone’s life better? Are you living a life that makes you pleasant to be around?
– If the only reason you are working at your current job is to pay the bills, I feel like there is a certain level of excellence that is missing from your work.
– Are you a supporter? What is the one thing in your life that you can look back on every year and see growth (or decline) in? Whatever that thing is, that’s what you are becoming.
– So maybe you aren’t a fan of the person you are becoming, what’s one thing you want to change? How can you take the first step towards becoming someone that you want to be?
– Do you want success? How do you define it? Do you want a purpose? What is purposeful? Without understanding the reason why we want to become something we are less likely to actually find ways to get there.
Doing something that matters isn’t about solving world hunger tomorrow. It’s about creating something that will change the culture, which inevitably changes the world. So what are you waiting for?
Maybe you don’t know what to do, that’s okay. Shoot me an email: [email protected] and I’ll share with you a couple of my ideas. Go get em, tiger!