We set the bar too low. Way too low. “It pays the bills,” we might say. Or, “It’s alright,” we reassure ourselves.
For just a moment, forget that it’s called a “job.” Instead, consider what you actually do. What activities make up your job? Now let’s calculate what these activities are worth to you. Yes, let’s put a price on it. For simplicity, I will break job satisfaction down into three categories.