The season is starting to wind down, and I’m hoping to get back here with more regularity in September. I’m jumping in a wee bit early, though, with a link to an article written by a friend. He drills down to the four basic criteria for career happiness:
I believe there are four factors that contribute to how happy or satisfied you feel about what you do for a living, and the potential for happiness increases the more these factors overlap.
You love to do it.
You do it well.
It gives you financial security or independence.
You believe it makes a difference.
We experience those four factors to different degrees, but I’d agree that they all come into play when you find the right spot.
You can read more (and see his super-nifty Venn diagram) here.