last updated March 1, 2021

You are more than your job

by Rob Arthur

Many of us spend so much time thinking about our careers.

As if our time actually on the job weren’t enough, there’s all the time we spend thinking about it.

We don’t only think about the tangible, immediate issues.

We also think about the roles our careers play in our lives.

Do we feel like we’re making an impact?

Is our job satisfying?

Are we living up to our potential?

For some of us, these questions linger non-stop.

We spend hours and hours every week thinking about what change we might make.

New directions in which we might head.

Career paths we wished we’d considered.

We put so much pressure on ourselves to find “the right” job.

We know that we only have one shot at this thing called life.

The idea of not making the absolute most of it terrifies us.

Recognizing how much of that time is spent on the job, that’s where we see the greatest potential.

We feel as though if we don’t get our career choice right, we’ll live with regret.

What if we’re turning to our jobs to play roles they simply cannot fulfill?

Turning a blind to everything else we have to offer?

Looking for satisfaction in the wrong place?

Putting too much pressure on ourselves?

Defining ourselves by our jobs?

Are we not more than this?

Your job matters.

It’s how you pay the bills.

How you spend much of your time.

A primary way you impact the world.

But you are more than your job.

Your friends know this.

Your family knows this.

All who love and appreciate you know this.

Do you know this?

You have so much potential.

Infinite capacity for making the world a better place.

Leaving your unique mark.

If you find a career that aligns with your unique talents and passion, that’s awesome.

If not, that’s okay, too.

You are more than your job.

Seek out other opportunities to shine your light.

Other ways to share your gifts.

No matter what you do, that’s enough.

You are enough.

You always have been.

You always will be.

You are worthy.

You’ve got this.


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