Feb 26, 2016

Ask Not What Your Job Can Do for You

I came across this line which I like, "You need to work where you add the most value."
People pursue careers or lines of work for various reasons.  Money, of course, is a major factor.  Then there is the location and how much travel time will be needed, what the hours are, what the work environment is like, what the benefits are, and what you like.
The Chovos HaLevavos says work in a field you are drawn to and are good at (see here).
This line that I like adds another perspective.  Rather than, or in addition to, seeing which profession is good for me, I should see where I can make the best contribution.  I daresay that often or usually, this is synonymous with a field I am good at.

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