What Really Successful People Know About Finding Career Happiness

If you’re not feeling professionally fulfilled, it’s time to make a change for the better. Only 39% of employees claim satisfaction with their current jobs, according to a 2015 report from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). You spend at minimum 40 hours per week at work, so why not spend that time doing something that makes you happy?

When it comes to career satisfaction, some people seem to have it all. They’re great at their jobs, they enjoy their day-to-day and the time spent with co-workers, and they earn a competitive paycheck. If you think this is something only others can achieve, then you’re sorely mistaken.

ABA Search shares a few key lessons from those who feel truly fulfilled after a day’s work.

3 Things Really Successful People Know About Career Happiness

Money Isn’t Everything

There’s no doubt about it, receiving a giant salary is pretty great, but money can’t buy happiness.

Allowing yourself to be lured into accepting an offer because of a giant paycheck may serve as a temporary path to satisfaction, but when that fades — and it will — the reality is, you’re stuck in a job you hate. Money should definitely be an important factor when taking a job, but you can’t let it be the only criteria.

Do Something You Truly Enjoy

Immensely successful people start out with little and work their way up to the top. You know them as wealthy and powerful, but they made plenty of sacrifices to get where they are today — and they were driven by a passion for their work. When you truly believe in yourself and your dream, you find that you are willing to push your own limits to make it come true. Work doesn’t feel tedious when you do something you’re truly passionate about.

Even the Most Mundane Tasks Serve a Purpose

No job is perfect.

Even professionals at the top of their game have to complete tasks they don’t enjoy.

However, instead of dwelling on this, they choose to make the best of the situation. Rather than wasting time complaining about these tasks, they focus on the greater good these assignments serve and enjoy knowing they’re doing something that will have a positive outcome.

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