Life is short.
The life expectancy of college-educated Americans is 78.8 years. Take off 20 years for childhood, and our adult life is about 515,088 hours. If we sleep for a third of those hours, it leaves us 339,958 hours. If we work for 40 years at about 40 hours per week, that’s 80,000 hours or 25% of our waking adult hours are spent at work.
We spend a quarter of our lives working.
There must be something important about the thing we spend a quarter of our lives doing. I’d expect that you’d want that time to be significant! To mean something.
What does work mean to you?
Beyond making a living, why does it matter?
Why do you work?
If you find a clear answer to that question, it might make a lot of other questions easier to answer!