One of the benefits of having a career you love is that you're happier with what you're doing. Happiness is a worthy aim in its own right, but it can have a very real impact on career success as well.
Psychologists Ed Diener of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Sonja Lyubomirsky of the University of California, Riverside and Laura King of the University of Missouri-Columbia examined the results of tens of studies that tested the links between happiness and success.
They found that those with a song in their hearts are more likely to, among other things:
- Get a job interview
- Be employed
- Perform well at work
- Get higher evaluations from bosses
- Make more money
- Have jobs with more autonomy, meaning and variety
- Avoid job burnout
Add these results to my overview of the benefits of passion, and it's clear that passion isn't a frivolous goal. It can have a very real, bottom line impact on your career - and on your life.
Brought to you by Curt Rosengren, Passion Catalyst TM