You can be successful externally and still deeply dissatisfied. To be satisfied in your work, you must posses three components.
Years ago, I received some great advice about how to negotiate the deal you want. In fact, I would say this is the secret to successful negotiating.
This is probably the most important question you could ever ask. The answer will determine how fast you advance in your career and, more importantly, how happy you are in your job. Many of us have had to figure it out the hard way—by trial and error.