Follow your joy — that’s all that is needed. And if I’m having fun, then I know I’m on the right track. I can’t wish for a simpler and more pleasant guideline.
Whoa! Stop. Reality check. When I look back at my 15 years of work life, I can see that there have been long periods in which joy could hardly be found. Yes, I was working hard, I felt committed to the large projects I initiated and as a result I did achieve a lot.
But experiencing real joy while working is something different. I was not able to experience that joy. I didn’t even know what it felt like.