Happiness, success, money, prestige, and all other pursuits follow congruence. The more congruent you are — in harmony with your true self — the more likely it is that these other pursuits will manifest.
Career is really all about figuring out who you are — your values, strengths, and ideal environments — and then finding a career path that pays you to be you so that you can develop what’s best about you, manage what’s weak or unnatural, and offer the talents you’ve been given to others. When you are congruent with who you are on a daily basis you feel more happy and satisfied. Happy people are more successful (see Shawn Achor’s work on happiness and success). Success leads to excellence in your work. Excellence leads to pay and promotion.
The challenge is that we often seek these priorities as ends unto themselves. “I want to be more happy” or “I want to make more money.” These things come to those who are congruent — they are byproducts of authenticity. Just seek congruence. Figure out who you are and use that as a lens to explore potential career paths and find one that says, “We want who you are.”
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