By Staff Reports
(DGIwire) – According to a survey performed by LinkedIn and reported by the Huffington Post, just less than 30 percent of workers land their dream job or work in the related field.
We all start thinking about what we want to be when we grow up at a very early age. The older and more mature we get, our interests and answer to the “what do you want to be when you grow up” question changes. Maybe it changes a few times, and maybe we discovered our true desires early on and it never changes at all. What may have been a passion in our 20s can very well change as we approach our 40s and 50s. We may decide that the career we thought we wanted doesn’t fulfill our needs. As we experience new relationships, adventures and events in our lives, we begin to become passionate about some of these interests. It’s these very passions that make the stressors of life dissipate. As we mature and grow, we may find that our passions have led us to discover the different skills we have.
How often do you wake up and feel passionate about what you are going to do for the day? Some people struggle with the motivation and passion to pick themselves out of bed every morning. Forbes reported that 52.3 percent of Americans are unhappy at work according to a study by the Conference Board in New York.
“If you find fulfillment in what you are doing, you will always be happier and more productive,” says Harry Edelson, the legendary financial analyst and soon-to-be-published author of the new book Positivity: How to Be Happier, Healthier, Smarter; and More Prosperous. “It is important to elevate your dreams and be eager to wake up in the morning to do something enjoyable. Going through life unhappy is not good for your well-being. People are happier when they’re doing what they love.”
In Positivity Edelson says that you cannot force passion. It needs to be something from within. When you’re passionate about something, you’re in turn happier and more positive about life. When we are excited and passionate about our job, our family, our goals, we are going to be overall much happier people.
There is this theory that we all seem to believe thinking that money buys happiness. In these financially uncertain times it’s a lot easier for people to put their dreams on hold. In the same Forbes article, only 42.6 percent of workers were satisfied with their jobs during the recent recession.
Life is much more difficult when you can’t find passion or happiness in anything you’re doing. While sometimes it’s not easy to find what makes us happy, and sometimes other people have far more passions than we do, the goal is to go to work everyday and be passionate about what we are doing. When we achieve that, it will then translate into happiness.
Through his book Edelson discusses many tips for leading a happy and successful life, even in the most challenging circumstances. Positivity is available now for pre-order at Amazon.com