3.Think about flow. "Psychologist of happiness" Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi argues that the key to job fulfillment is maximizing "flow experience." A state of flow is like being "in the zone." It means that you are so involved in the task you are doing – whether it is writing a report or giving a presentation – that nothing else seems to matter, and all sense of past and future disappears. We can try to enter this state in our existing jobs by setting ourselves challenging and creative tasks that are enough to stretch us, but not so difficult that we worry about failing. Alternatively, we can make our career choices based on which jobs are most likely to give us a healthy dose of flow.
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