We all spend so much time working—every day, every week, every month, every year, our whole lives—that it’s a shame if we don’t enjoy what we do. I’ve always talked in my speaking engagements about the importance of loving what you do. After I read The Happiness Advantage, by Shawn Achor, I started talking about something he says about how happiness leads to success, which is the opposite of how many of us have been trained to think.
The thinking often goes like this: “I’ll finish school and get a job. When I get a job, I’ll make money. When I make money, I’ll be able to buy stuff. And when I have stuff, I’ll be happy.” But that’s the exact opposite of how it really works.
It’s not success that brings us happiness—it’s happiness that brings us success—which is why it’s even more important than you might imagine to love what you do.
What do you think? Join the conversation with your comments…
p.s. Last week, I published a related post, a guest post by Barrie Davenport. If you would like to learn the formula for uncovering your own life passion with support and guidance from Barrie, please check out her 4-week online immersion course, The Path to Passion (affiliate link), beginning August 17.