“There can be no joy in living without joy in work.”
– St. Thomas Aquinas, priest, philosopher and theologian
My brother Neal is an outstanding child psychiatrist who lives on the East Coast. The last couple of years have been quite difficult for him due to his lack of enjoyment in his work, caused by a dramatic change in his organization’s management.
His level of responsibility is high, and he is compensated quite well, but this level of reward makes virtually no difference to his level of satisfaction.
I’m proud to say that he just accepted a new (and likely more satisfying) job with a bit less pay to once again hopefully find joy in this very important part of life.
How can you contribute to and expand your satisfaction and enjoyment at work?
If that’s improbable or impossible, how can you make the courageous change required in order to find joy in your working life?