SETTING REALISTIC GOALS: THE INFLUENCE OF JOBS AND RELATIONSHIPS ON HAPPINESS
Career dreams are one thing; practical reality is often another. According to Confucius, when you choose a job you love, you’ll never have to work another day in your life. For many people, the idea of having a job that is totally satisfying is an epiphany. Career development is a process that can be very complicated and daunting; it requires time, motivation, patience, hard work, effort and money (Johnston, 21). All those requirements are mainly inside of us as individuals, but some others are based in our actions, training and shaped by the people surrounding us. The relationships we have through our lives shape our behavior and perception of the world, the way we perceive ourselves and others through diverse experiences in our relationships and environment, define our happiness (Ciccarelli & Meyer, 108). This paper, examines the influence of jobs and relationships on happiness, based on the statement of “the two factors that affect happiness the most are relationships and job.”
Happiness is one of the essential areas of humanity wellness. Happiness it’s our everyday vitamin, it influences our lives and the way we communicate and interact to others. Conversely job satisfaction and positive relationships influence on the acquisition of happiness. Job satisfaction can spill over into life satisfaction, since attitudes and practices of individuals directly and positively influence other aspects of life like relationships. If a worker is dissatisfied in his or her job the more he or she tends to make others miserable, and vice versa if a worker is happy, he or she spread happiness and make others happy (Johnston, 22). Happiness is a contagious effect, and since many people spend the most part of their time at work, it is crucial to find the balance between reality and career dream to obtain a satisfying job.
The work environment is related to people’s personal lives and some...