Professional success and entrepreneurship can be rewarding, but they have their limitations. Joy and ultimate meaning are too often viewed as byproducts of landing that dream job or reaching a certain income. But instead of expecting our work life to dictate our outlook, we need to flip the script. By choosing to begin each workday with a sense of joy, we are setting ourselves up to do more than merely survive the 90,000 hours we’ll spend at work over our lifetime. We’re positioning ourselves to thrive.
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Doug McCullough is a director at Lone Star Policy Institute. Brooke Medina is the communications director at Civitas Institute.