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05/28/2014 05:08 pm ET Updated May 29, 2014

This Is The Key To Finding Happiness In Any Work You Do

Many of us, for good reason, strive to make what we love what we do. But even if your job isn't a reflection of your passions, you can still find a way to love the work you do every day.

Waiter Paul Paz joined HuffPost Live host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani today to discuss finding happiness in any profession.

“I’ve been a waiter for almost 35 years now -- by choice," Paz told Modarressy-Tehrani. "It’s not a reflection that I lack ambition or intelligence. I actually left an insurance career of 10 years to become a waiter… Here I am, 35 years later, still loving it. I get paid to be nice to people. It’s very refreshing for me when I can make somebody’s day or moment a lot better than they ever expected… It’s amazing what it does for your own spirit.”

According to Dr. Amy Johnson, a certified life coach and HuffPost blogger, happiness doesn't come from doing one particular thing in life, but rather from opening ourselves up to the potential of finding happiness in anything that we do.

“What’s really important is when we see that we love what we love, and we have the potential to love just about anything if we really just give ourselves to it, we are in it, and we aren’t listening to the voices that tell us what we should do or what the ambitious choice is,” she said.

To hear the full conversation about finding happiness in any work you do, watch the full HuffPost Live clip in the video above.

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