What do you do for a living?
I would bet that your answer will consist primarily of your job assignments or professional characteristics.
What makes you sad?
Do I see among many others a failure of a company project or missed deadline?
What makes you happy?
May I guess that it is part your work achievements and part your personal life victories. Predominantly the second part of the answer.
On a grander scale:
How would you like to feel and based on what? What are the strongest influences you are object of and how do you react to them? How do you feel at the end of the day?
There are many stories that epitomize the really simple to articulate, but extremely hard to implement solution. I guess you have heard the story about the fisherman and the fishing empire. It's a long one for this blog post.
There is one simpler that became my favorite one. It has been echoing in my head the whole day. When asked, one of the Mountain Men replies:
- What do I do for a living?
- I Live for a Living.