I can do everything through him who gives me strength. – Philippians 4:13

Mid-Career Check-Up

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