“We don’t find happiness by looking within. We go outside and immerse in the world. We are called to a higher purpose by the inescapable circumstances that are laid out on our path. It’s our daily struggles that define us and bring out the best in us, and this lays down the foundation to continuously find fulfillment in what we do even when times get tough.
Happiness comes from the intersection of what you love, what you’re good at, and what the world needs. We’ve been told time and again to keep finding the first. Our schools helped developed the second. It’s time we put more thought on the third.”
This article tells the reader to: “Forget about finding your passion. Instead, focus on finding big problems….Putting problems at the center of our decision-making…shifts your attention from you to others and the wider world. You stop dwelling. You become less self-absorbed. Ironically, we become happier if we worry less about what makes us happy.”
Not sure I agree with giving up our passions (or figuring out what we’re passionate about), but as career happiness is always on my mind, I think this author makes some interesting points. Food for thought.
(Via Harvard Business Review)