If you are happy in your current position, chances are it is not because you are receiving all the money you want, but that you actually enjoy your work, the job itself. Core work motivations include:
- A sense of purpose with your work
- Being independent, and able to make your own decisions
- Being challenged
- Learning and mastering your field
- Camaraderie and making social connections with others
- Recognition and acclaim
Which of these drives you at work every day? Do you find that different days have different motivators?
It is important to understand what you are working for, and what you enjoy to create a career path that is specialized for you, your goals, and your happiness.