#124: The Relationship Between Achievement and Happiness

by | Leadership, Podcast, Purpose & Impact

Do your achievements bring true happiness? In today’s episode, we discuss the fifth and final pillar of positivity psychology-achievement. Many of us experience the societal pressure to achieve, out-perform, and collect the “shiny objects” that we are told will make us happy. Laura and Katie candidly explain how these pursuits can actually create temporary positive emotions, rather than long term happiness. They offer insight on how to ensure you are focusing on work that brings you ultimate fulfillment and purpose. Plus, they discuss how to navigate through the fear to get to the purposeful work on the other side of what society is telling us to do. You’ll learn that the key to real happiness is to strike a balance between short-term achievement and long-term meaningful work that contributes to your purpose. 

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In this episode:

6:00 The pursuit of achievement

15:00– The dopamine effect of short-term achievement

20:30Aligning your personal “why” with your work

29:00 Committing over the long haul to your purpose

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We believe you matter, your work matters, and your business matters. The 10X Impact Conversations podcast is designed to help you thrive in life and work using science, coaching, and conscious practices you can integrate today. In each episode, our hosts Laura Jaurez and Katie Comtois discuss or interview leaders and experts to uncover how people and organizations are making the world better through their own evolution, relationships, and work.

This podcast is a production of 10X Leadership Lab – a conscious executive coaching and consulting practice committed to making the world better by making business better. To learn more about how we can support you and your business, visit us at 10xleadershiplab.com.

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