I can do everything through him who gives me strength. – Philippians 4:13
In March 2006, the Harvard Business Review published an article regarding the findings of a survey of 7,700 American workers at mid-career. What did they find? Among other things, they found a fair bit of fatigue and frustration. Only 43% of people surveyed said they were passionate about their jobs. Only 33% feel energized by their work. By way of contrast, 36% say they’re in dead-end jobs, and over 40% are suffering from career burnout.
In what category of people would you find yourself? I hope you’re among those passionate and energized by your career. But if you’re not, you’re clearly not alone. Nevertheless, it’s a problem that I think deserves your careful consideration. God’s image isn’t best reflected in a person tarnished by frustration and discontent.
If you’re unhappy in your career, take a good look to determine the root of your dissatisfaction. Sometimes it’s something we can’t do anything about; but sometimes we make it worse than it is with our sorry attitude.
So, look at what you can change . . . especially your attitude, and take steps to make it better!
– Steve Arterburn
“Those who have easy, cheerful attitudes tend to be happier than those with less pleasant temperaments, regardless of money, making it, or success.” – Dr. Joyce Brothers (1927-2013)