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Satya Nadella on Live and Work a Meaningful Life

Satya Nadella on Live and Work a Meaningful Life

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There's a quote in Ferris Bueller's Day Off:

”Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

It’s true.

Satya gets it.

Sayta reminds us to individually think about our broader impact, our deeper meaning, and the significance of everything we do, even the little things. 

Here is how Satya reminded us to focus on our significance and impact:

“I want to work in a place where everybody gets more meaning out of their work on an everyday basis.

We spend far too much time at work for it not to have a deeper meaning in your life.

The way we connect with that meaning is by knowing the work we do has broader implications, broader impact, outside of work.

The reality is every feature, everything you do, or every marketing program you do, or every sales program you do is going to have a broader impact.

I think that us reminding ourselves of that, and taking consideration from that, matters a lot.  And I that's a gift that we have in this industry, in this company, and I think we should take full advantage of that.  Because when you look back, when it's all said and done, it's that meaning that you'll recount, it's not the specifics of what you did, and I think that's one of the perspectives that's important.”

My take away is, if you’re not making your work matter, to you, to others, you’re doing it wrong.

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