A fulfilling career is a key source of satisfaction in life. The challenge for many is not how to perform well on the job but how to identify a career at that magical intersection of individual capability and societal demand, for wherever there is market demand for a skill set, fair pay should follow. Some people are satisfied with a job that supports their lifestyle but doesn’t necessarily lead to new opportunities or advancement. Many others, however, eagerly seek out opportunities to develop new skills and find opportunities for personal and professional growth via their career.
To enjoy the many waking hours spent at work, it helps to love what you do, respect the people you work with or serve, and share the goals of your employer. Finding your creative flow and sparking innovative output is also important, as is engaging with a larger purpose.