How to have a job well done

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The work world is tough: Wake up, go to work, deal with the boys (or if you are the boss, deal with everyone), make money (ideally to make more this year than last year), come home, manage personal life, go to bed, wake up, repeat.

From Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team

When is a job well done?

You can consider your job a job well done when you accomplish everything you needed to accomplish. You can consider your job a job well done when you do more than what is expected from you. You can consider your job a job well done when you know in yourself that you did everything you can to make it work.

But if you are doing a job you don’t find fulfilling as of the moment, do not entirely feel bad about it. Most first jobs are not enjoyable. While you’re at it, take advantage of the learning you’re getting from that job.

Via Chase the Lion: If Your Dream Doesn’t Scare You, It’s Too Small
For most people their first job is not their dream, and neither is their second or third or fourth. But that’s part of the process of discovering our destiny. It’s those of jobs and unenjoyable jobs that help us identify our dream job once we find it. Instead of climbing the corporate ladder, focus on the learning curve.

If you feel like you are not growing in your job anymore, maybe you’re right. If that’s the case, it’s time to leave. How to know when to quit and when to press ahead? Read this blog post to learn more.

In another case, you must not detest the job you have now if you feel like it did not meet your expectations. Remember how you wanted to have a job (just any job) at that time when no one was hiring you? Job hunting is a tough experience for most of us. I even wrote a blog post about it. Here’s the link.

So what to do to have a job well done? Whatever you do (in whatever job you’re in), work as if you are working for the Lord and not for human masters. In this way, seek to do your best every time.

Whatever you do [whatever your task may be], work from the soul [that is, put in your very best effort], as [something done] for the Lord and not for men, knowing [with all certainty] that it is from the Lord [not from men] that you will receive the inheritance which is your [greatest] reward. It is the Lord Christ whom you [actually] serve.
Colossians 3:23-24 AMP

If you are faithful to the job you have now, God will surely promote you until you become ready for that dream job God prepared just for you.

Thanks for reading, and see you next time. Go and have a job well done.

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