What is the difference between a job and a career? Is there a difference and if so, what is it? Are you looking for a job, career, or a calling? What is your goal? Here are a few definitions to guide your evaluation.
Work is defined as activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a purpose or result.
A job is just about making money ….a paid position of regular employment. It is basically short term.
A career is feeling good about yourself as a sense of satisfaction …what you do… something that is your identity. A careeer is an occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person’s life and with opportunities for progress. Essentially, it is long-term.
Your calling pertains to leaving your mark on the world…a strong urge toward a particular way of life.
Which of the above depicts you? Think about it. Is it a job, career, or a calling? Do share! We would love to hear!
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“I was suffering from success because I was winning but I myself was suffering for the win. I said, ‘this is what success is all about’? So instead of working hard I started working smart”. ~DJ Khaled
How many of us have been there. Workaholics we call it. Grinding away and end up suffering personally. We don’t take the time to relax and chill. Just do nothing, or play with kids, or our four-legged friends. DJ Khaled calls it “suffering for the win”.
The point is in our quest for Success, Balance is important. When we get there and there’s no joy, there’s no meaning. Find that balance.
One book; one pen; one child; and one teacher can change the world
Delightful moment shared with Esther Tyson, former Principal of Ardenne High School. She shared Commentary on the Social and Educational Issues in Jamaica, at South Florida’s Book Festival at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center.
Surround yourself with like-minded and success driven people. ~Nordia C
“True success should be measured by how happy you are”…statement made by billionaire Richard Branson when asked how he defined success. Curious I decided to add to my study and research on success by asking professionals what they think success means to them. Was it all about money/ riches?
Here’s how 11 Moguls shared their spin on success:
Success is how we fulfil our purpose for life and use the God-given talents we have received. ~Christine Stephens
First think of what value we are creating to society before we think about what we can earn from society. When we look at it from that angle, there will always be opportunities to succeed. ~Gregory Turner
Simply put, its achieving any clearly defined goals. ~Sher-Sher Milan
The substance that lies within and is shared with the world. ~Maxine P.C.
Your life’s purpose could be that you are called to do something that is greater than yourself. ~Susan C
Achievement and accomplishments, setting one’s goals and dreams and then witnessing the fruition. ~Charmaine Allwood-Hanson
Flexibility and the ability to do whatever you want, whenever you want because you have the means to do it. ~Ashleigh Maitland
We all learn from each other. Passion, skill and talent equal progress which leads to success. ~Monique Calder
Surround yourself with like-minded nd success driven people. Nordia Cameron-cunningham
Success is measured by the difference we make in someone’s life and our contribution to society. ~Hyacinth Campbell
Simple things. It’s important to spend even one minute giving worthy advice. ~Ari-Anna
What’s your definition of Success? Do share. We would love to hear.
How will you know if you’ve never tried? That’s the question asked by Psychologist Dr. C. Watson. I couldn’t agree with her more. Too often we rationalize why things won’t work. But we will never know unless we try. At times we may look at the experiences of friends, colleagues, coworkers and even family members and use their experiences to judge our own.
Often we are even stuck in our fear of failure. But good things come to those who make the attempt.
Today I implore you to be bold. Step out. Try. Attempt to do the thing that you have always been afraid to do. Who knows? You may surprise yourself and accomplish great things!
“If you can imagine it, you can dream it. Dream it and you can become it.” – Walt Disney
For years Walt Disney’s quote…”If you can imagine it you can do it”, hung on my wall at home. I was able to see it everyday. It stayed with me during all my dreams which became goals which later became reality. My studies, writings, books, and more, all became real because of my dreams.
But dreams don’t just come through by themselves. We have to plan, then work it. After with hard work, dedication, persistence, and the will to achieve, they become real. From a young age, my niece always wanted to do her best at making others beautiful. After graduating, she began working with a renowned makeup firm. She learnt from the best and with her innate desire for excellence, she has excelled and now makes celebrities beautiful for their appearances at major events. Indeed she makes me proud to see her journey realized.
Sometimes once we achieve, we want to move on to other things. Some may be bigger, some may be to smaller (as in downsizing). Others may be to let go, relax, and enjoy the little things.
Today, whatever your goal, be sure to know that you can achieve it with the imagination, and the will to see things come through.