The 12 Activities That Drive a Happy and Successful Career

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“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” Aristotle

Face it – you spend a lot of time at work – often more time than you spend with your family, with friends, more than you have for yourself. If you’re going have that much time invested in your business, you might as well enjoy it. You owe it to yourself to be happy in your career.

Let me begin by sharing what I consider to be the benchmarks of a successful career:

  • You love what you do.
  • You love who you do it with.
  • You are adequately compensated to support the lifestyle of your choice.

You need all three to be happy. If you’re coming up short on the first two, you’re not happy no matter how much money you make. Income issues aside, let me introduce the ideas from a book called The How of Happiness. Author Sonja Lyubormirsky (I’ll refer to her as Dr. Sonja), a Ph.D. research psychologist and psychology professor, has provided useful insights on the concept of happiness.