Walter Orthmann just turned 100.
Perhaps just as significant, he also just set a new Guinness world record for the longest career at the same company: 84 years and 9 days.
Orthmann credits his long career (and perhaps his long life?) to the sense of purpose he derived from his work. On this blog, I have often written about the importance of play, purpose and potential at work. Orthmann is a living proof that purpose matters.
As an employee, make sure you get more than a job. Look for opportunities that fulfill you.
You might actually live longer.