Can Success Be Bad from a Faith-based Perspective?
Sorry, there is not a straightforward, black and white response to the question in the title. But there are some important principles and...
Imagine a picture frame hanging on the wall in front of you. There is no image within the frame – just the following two words: Career Success.
How would you fill in the frame to define career success for yourself? What are the images and words you would use to represent your personal definition of career success? What are your metrics for success? Is it based solely on performance-oriented results? Have you considered your definition from a Christian perspective?
Many are dissatisfied with career outcomes. Failure to reach goals, idea rejection and unfair politics have derailed dreams. Others have been recognized for accomplishments, but nevertheless are frustrated and unfulfilled.
It is easy to go through the motions. The standards of others – not necessarily aligned to our values – can subconsciously creep into our thinking and actions at work. As a result, the picture in our minds of career success is empty, skewed or incomplete. The content in the Reframing Career Success book and on this website will help you clearly frame your idea of career success. The book will help you:
Find peace knowing God is in control in the midst of your professional ups and downs
Overcome career idealism
Appreciate how Jesus’ death and resurrection connects to your work
Craft your definition of Christian career success
Adopt practices tied to this definition
Let’s capture a spiritual image of career significance! This new frame provides joy, motivation and everlasting peace that can transform how you work.