In association with

Archive for November 22, 2013

What Makes Us Feel Good About Our Work

You’re receiving this email because you are a DailyGood subscriber.
Trouble Viewing? On a mobile? Just click here. Not interested anymore? Unsubscribe.
DailyGood News That Inspires

November 22, 2013

a project of ServiceSpace

What Makes Us Feel Good About Our Work

Work is about a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of life rather than a Monday through Friday sort of dying.

– Studs Terkel –

What Makes Us Feel Good About Our Work

What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn’t just money. But it’s not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by making constant progress, meeting challenges, and feeling a sense of purpose. In this TED talk, behavioral economist Dan Ariely presents several eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our work. { read more }

Be The Change

The next time you do a mundane task, think about a way to find even a small meaning to the work — it may make a bigger difference than you think.

COMMENT | RATE Email Twitter FaceBook

Related Good News

Smile Big
Love Freely
Give Back

A 40-Year-Old Photo That’s Gone Viral

How To Be Yourself

The Way of the Peaceful Parent

11 Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures

Smile Big
Love Freely
Give Back

The Learning Curve of Gratitude

The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing

The Point of Being Alive

Five Letters of Fatherly Advice

DailyGood is a volunteer-run initiative that delivers “good news” to 134,514 subscribers. There are many ways to help. To unsubscribe, click here.

Other ServiceSpace projects include:

KindSpring // KarmaTube // Conversations // Awakin // More