17 Jun Happiness and purpose
Happiness is working hard…but not just on or for anything; happiness is working hard on something from which you gain meaning and purpose.
I’ve worked very hard before…and not gained much happiness. But at the moment I’m working very hard and experiencing lots of happiness.
I reflected, recently, on why and concluded that through a number of conscious changes I’ve made over the course of the last 6 to 12 months, most of the work I’m doing at the moment is meaningful work directed toward an ultimate purpose. Not surprisingly, therefore, I’m experiencing the benefits including plenty of positive emotions such as happiness.
Are you directing your efforts in the right areas? Are you working on meaningful and purposeful activities? Are you, as a result, getting a happiness return on your work efforts?