"Many of the excellent performers I know personally in various fields --— as disparate as law, gardening, sales, waitressing, medicine, airline pilot, coffee roaster, upscale real estate broker, and business school admissions committee member --— are not very thrilled with what they do."
He also gives a few examples of personal experiences.
Hmm... What happened to my happiness post that starts with "A happy doctor means happier patients (usually)" ?
You can be grumpy and still have patients that are happy with you, I guess...
Attitude as it relates to job performance. BookOfJoe.
Six Tips for Happiness by a Harvard Teacher
Thinking About Medicine - Your Inner Peace
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Finding Happiness in PubMed, and Life. Open Medicine Blog, 09/2007.
Experienced happiness is largely set by personality, it will temporarily respond to changing circumstances. The Lancet, 2010. http://goo.gl/ot3Kx