When you can devote your time to work that aligns with your values – the things that are important to you about the way you live and the work you do – you will feel you’re enjoying your ideal career. When you can’t, you won’t. When the things you do and the way you behave match your values, life is usually good – you feel satisfied and content. But when your life doesn’t align with your values, things feel wrong. This can be a real source of unhappiness.