We always feel compelled to pick the jobs that will make us the most money whether it is to become a doctor, lawyer, politician, CEO, etc. It is one thing if you are passionate about those careers and will be happy. Finding a job that will make you happy will motivate you to work harder and enjoy your life more.

According to the National Institute of Health, not liking your job can cause weight gain in that you are more likely to put your frustration on whatever food is lying in your house compared to taking a run. Work stress can also harm your immune system and cause depression if you feel you are treated badly, underappreciated, or overall frustrated at your line of work. Unsatisfactory work can also affect your relationships in that you can place all of their frustration on them or have too much of a headache to even enjoy yourself when you come home. It can also be hard to fall asleep when you know when you wake up, all of those problems will be waiting for you the next day. Being unhappy at work can also lead to serious illnesses since according to BBC News, 20,000 American nurses who were unhappy at work developed cancers, type II diabetes, and heart disease.

Choosing a career solely on the income can cause you to have regrets if you get a degree in something you do not enjoy and that is all you have. If you enjoy what you do, then you will like the work you do even more and look forward to going to work. You will be able to come up with more creative ideas that you can bring to the table naturally instead of forcing yourself to take an initiative.

Many want to make a lot of money when they are young so that they can enjoy their retirement. If you wait until you are too old to let those years be the moment you enjoy your life, you may not have enough energy to enjoy them. Also, if you spend all of your time putting in those heavy hours so that you can afford to take vacations and have fun, you will spend more time making the money than actually spending it. When you are passionate about your work, you will overcome any obstacle and be an unstoppable force in the workplace.

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