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Success The Psychology of Achievement by Deborah Olson

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It is pleasing to feel passionate about our work; after all, that’s what many of us spend most of our waking hours doing. Even if you don’t have it now, meaningful work can be crafted by your actions and choices.

It’s hard to be happy in a job you hate. While a good career doesn’t guarantee happiness, the ideal is to find employment that at least doesn’t undermine it. Well-being is the ultimate goal; the challenge is to find ways of creating it as we work. Indeed, research by the Gallup Organization finds that happy workers tend to earn more in later life, have better social lives, and be more supportive to their colleagues.

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