Happiness at work is now both a familiar term and a goal. And there’s an increasing acceptance that money, beyond a certain level, isn’t the major component it was once assumed to be.
There are numerous factors that determine our happiness levels – some dependent on the environment we work in; many dependent on our own thinking and approach to life.
One fundamental ‘driver’ is purpose; if one’s work – whatever it is – gives you a sense of purpose, it will make you happier. In these cases…
The work exists for the person as much as the person exists for the work
And if those you’re working with are ‘on purpose’ too, then things can really swing.
When the music’s happening, I’m in love with the bass – and I’m in love with life
Forget the bonus or promotion. A far more potent, permanent motivator – and route to happiness – is purpose, and the feeling it gives you of living to the full, in every moment.
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