You will not have a meaningful life without work, but you will lose yourself if you say work is the meaning of your life. (Timothy Keller, American pastor and best-selling author)

As Keller looks at both ends of the spectrum, he concludes that neither brings satisfaction. The person who dislikes work will likely lack incentive to be productive and accomplish much of value. On the other hand, the work-a-holic doesn’t have time to enjoy the finer things of life like companionship and aesthetic values. Both need a happier middle ground. 

What do workers gain from their toil? . . . There is nothing better for a person than to enjoy their work (Ecclesiastes 3:9, 22)