Go to school, graduate college, and get a #job. That is the supposed formula for a successful life. However, as far as the education system is concerned, there is much more emphasis placed on a lucrative career rather than a career to love. This premise is understandable but it is also one that leads to a less fulfilling existence.

What are the benefits of loving your job?

According to Business School Daily, people who are happier at work generally earn a higher income. The Business School advises job seekers to look out for openings in the job market. One should spend time deciding on their career path instead of taking a job they know they will hate.

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The opportunities are open to people should they decide to take them.

Further benefits include a rise in one's #Level Of Confidence. Working in an enjoyable environment makes employees feel more at ease, more grounded, and increases their level of confidence in life. According to career coach Cheryl Palmer, workers who are actively engaged in their work have a much higher level of productivity. Therefore, not only does loving one's job help them personally, but it also helps the company they work for.

A very important factor one must take into consideration is #mental health. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, the most common mental disorder in America is anxiety. It affects 40 million people, which is nearly 20% of the overall population. Having an enjoyable job improves mental health, as it gives both meaning and purpose to one's life.

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How do you know that you have found the right job?

The Huffington Post explains this very well. They state that people are predisposed to skew the way they perceive information and because of this they might be second-guessing a job they like. For example, if a person is obsessing over the negative aspects of their job they will lose sight of the aspects that they love. The most important thing is to not dwell on issues that are non-productive.

When looking for a job, focus instead on the aspects of work you most enjoy. Ask yourself: Does this job give me a sense of purpose and fulfillment? By creating a work journal or simply making a list of the positive aspects of the job and what it entails, employees generally feel better about their position. Humans are very good at focusing on the negative rather than looking at the positive.

It might take some time for one to find a position or environment that they thrive in. The key point is to not give up.