Work is love made visible.
About 80% of people are unhappy at work, and 20% are happy. Our culture has separated work from passion, and taught us to prefer a higher paycheck to higher happiness. That mistake costs us our souls. The goal of career development is to uncover one’s gifts and passions, and to link them to the practical needs of the world. We call that “being in the right place,” “finding a good fit,” or “making the best use of one’s talents.”
High compensation and high happiness are not incompatible. It’s not that we shouldn’t seek money, and lots of it; many our clients/ friends do. But we should first seek to love, or at least to like, what we’re doing. That’s the realization of our highest calling.