The Brazen Careerist, Penelope Trunk, wrote of 9 myths associated with the common workplace. Her most interesting concept, that she’s written about before, is the myth that if you enjoy your job your life is improved so much.
I happen to think there is a lot of truth in that myth, however, Penolope’s argument that there is more importance in a positive attitude towards any work and good relationships in your personal life.
The correlation between your happiness and your job is overrated. The most important factors, by far, are your optimism levels and your personal relationships. If you are a pessimist, a great job can’t overcome that. (Think of the jerks at the top.) And if you have great friends and family, you can probably be happy even if you hate your job (imagine a garbage collector who’s in love).
The Nine Biggest Myths of the Workplace by Penelope Trunk – [HowToChangeTheWorld]