Purpose and longevity

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.

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