Do Happiness and Motivation Conflict or Do They Go Together?

If you look at studies on motivation (typically around work), then you find that happy and engaged workers are more motivated. Or perhaps it’s that more motivated workers are happier with their jobs. Either way, it seems happiness and motivation go together.

However, motivation implies a desire for change. It means you are not happy with something and would like to change it. Happiness, however, implies you are content and therefore no change is needed. So happiness and motivation seem to be at odds with each other. Continue reading “Do Happiness and Motivation Conflict or Do They Go Together?”