On May 11, 2013, Former President Bill Clinton gave Howard University graduates some personal advice – he encouraged them to find a job that makes them happy by doing what they do best. Clinton followed up this advice with the acknowledgement that very few people world-wide are offered the opportunity to choose how to support themselves. Having self-determination regarding our career paths is a gift to be embraced. During this season of graduation ceremonies and inspiring commencement speeches, take a moment to consider your career journey. Are you happy? Are you doing what you do best? Focusing on personal happiness at work may seem indulgent to some, but I agree with President Clinton that shining a spotlight on happiness will allow new graduates (and old ones) to navigate the many possibilities open to them and hone in on what they do best.
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