I wrote this for my personal clarity in dec 2016 and intend to keep revisiting. Context was maybe a mid life crisis where i was looking for some answers for myself.
I want to position my goals, behaviours and projects to be as aligned as possible with my own happiness.
Things which brings happiness to me:
creating something new
making a difference to someone
find the best way
In my career, I have done many things which i thoroughly enjoyed with less money and something that I didn’t enjoy and didn’t gain any kick from. I know many others in the same position.
I don’t believe that we can separate personal and professional happiness; the two are intrinsically linked and dependent on each other.
This is a tragedy of our making.
I firmly believe that happiness is success — it’s the most important thing worth living for.
Last December, I started thinking about what drives me and what will make me go extra mile, kicked up, energetic and will work minus any need of break (traditional context).
I was honest about the approach as i was doing it for myself.
My personal non-negotiable are autonomy (find the best way), creating value(impact) and appreciation (public adulation), all at a right price. And, i believe they are for keeps as they have been constant for quite sometime now.