Why Do You Work?

Here’s a quick question for you to ponder:

Why do you work?

The obvious answer is money but dig a bit deeper than that. What does work give you?

Your list may include:

  • friendship
  • training
  • personal development
  • status
  • getting out of house
  • connection with wider world
  • opportunity to network
  • opportunity to take a few risks
  • opportunity to stay in comfort zone
  • ability to contribute, to make a difference
  • being part of a team
  • keeping you up to date in your field

Of your own list, what is the most important to you?


Posted on September 20th, 2010 by

to “Why Do You Work?”

  1. My work gives me self-esteem as well as many other things. To know that I can help people gives me a buzz

    • Jane says:

      Yes, it does, I feel the same. It’s one of the reasons retirment can be so traumatic for people. Thanks Naomi.

  2. Ed Han says:

    I find that work most often affords me a scope whereby I can make a difference.

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