The desire for meaningful work is one of the great aspirations of our age.
One leader to keep in mind as you try to “find” your career path is the scientist and Nobel laureate Marie Curie, who didn’t actually discover her vocation so much as cultivate it through trial and error.
Generally attracted to medicine, and by working 12 to 14 hours a day experimenting in chemistry and physics, Curie grew into her life’s work studying radiation.
“Life is not easy for any of us,” she said. “But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.”
— Adapted from How to Find Fulfilling Work, Roman Krznaric, Picador.