In our work on happiness at work, it becomes daily apparent how people who have an externalized relationship to the source of their happiness do not expect a lot of happiness in their work. In an externalized relationship to happiness, people expect that their happiness is predominantly dependent on their work culture, conditions and circumstances.
When people learn how to focus differently in ways that internalize the source of their happiness, they have a very different expectation of happiness in their work. With each new happiness habit we teach people, people learn how to focus in ways that allows them to become their own source of happiness rather than being dependent on their world and outsourcing responsibility to others. They learn how to pay attention to what they like and love, which is the heart of happiness.
The expectation of happiness at work becomes realistic to the degree that people learn these new habits of attention.