Do you wake up every day with something you look forward to
doing? Do you love what you do every day?
While having a job (or volunteer effort, childcare, or schooling
— whatever consumes most of your day) can be stressful at times,
working doing something that you are passionate about contributes
to your overall well-being. People who use their strengths are
six times more likely to be engaged in their jobs and more than
three times as likely to report having an excellent quality of
Do you get burnt out after only 20 hours of work per week? It
might be time to put your energy to work somewhere else. If you
don't have the opportunity to regularly do something you enjoy —
even if it's more of a passion or interest than something you get
paid to do — the odds of you having high well-being in other
areas diminish rapidly. People with a high sense of purpose are
more than twice as likely to be thriving in their lives overall,
making career well-being one of the most essential elements of
Improve Your Sense of Purpose: Three Recommendations1
1. Every day, use your strengths.
2. Identify someone with a shared mission who encourages your
growth. Spend more time with this person.
3. Opt into more social time with the people and teams you enjoy
being around at work.
Tools and Resources
1 Rath, Tom, Harter, Jim, Harter, James K. Well
Being: The Five Essential Elements, New York, NY. Gallup Press,