Finding Balance: Love of Job and Job Frustrations – Ownership

Previously posted under, “What to Do When Your Boss Frustrates You But You Love Your Job”

Some additional thoughts…

Friends, to be honest I’ve been asking myself this question a lot lately and although I have many ideas I decided to go start with Google! That right, answers for the masses. I found a helpful article and will share it with you.

In my previous post I provided a rather personal point of view that now may not have been the most beneficial to the masses. After careful review and recommendations from trusted sources I now see that the title of my blog may have presented my material with a negative tinge to it, which was not my intent at all. While our vocations at times present negative situations, my hope is to clarify the situation and not necessarily the emotions of said situations. The truth is the vocations we choose are, in most cases two-fold, desire to do them and a means to live. When I was a kid, I remember an adult telling me that “work, is work that’s why they call it work.” I am not sure I ever understood it but I accepted it and have worked jobs for the sole purpose of working in order to live.

Work:

  • to function or operate according to plan
  • to perform or fulfill duties regularly for wages or salary
  • to perform or carry through a task requiring sustained effort or continuous repeated operations
  • to exert oneself physically or mentally especially in sustained effort for a purpose or under compulsion or necessity
  • to produce a desired effect or result : succeed a plan that will work
  • to exert an influence or tendency
  • to make way slowly and with difficulty : move or progress laboriously
  • to move slightly in relation to another part
  • to be in agitation or restless motion
  • to set or keep in motion, operation, or activity : cause to operate or produce
  • to bring to pass
  • to solve (a problem) by reasoning or calculation
  • to cause to toil or labor
  • to make use of : exploit
  • to control or guide the operation
  • to carry on an operation or perform a job
  • to greet and talk with in a friendly way in order to ingratiate oneself or achieve a purpose
  • to bring into a desired form
  • to fashion or create a useful or desired product by expending labor or exertion
  • to get (oneself or an object) into or out of a condition or position by gradual stages
I found another article, actual a blog that offers a more positive tone to this crucial idea of work, I hope you find it helpful!
Here’s a highlight:
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

Here’s the link to the original article:

https://www.themuse.com/advice/what-to-do-when-you-hate-your-boss-but-love-your-job

In closing, I would like to reiterate what helps me in times of frustrations and feeling overwhelmed. Identify and know your areas of control and your areas of concern, clearing distinguishing your boundaries and responsibilities. These are things I wish I had learned earlier in life, but if I had I would have missed the experience of knowing the value of those lessons. I’m grateful for the lessons learned and growth that God has given to me through various things but mostly importantly through the people He has placed within my life. I wish for you knowledge and discernment in all you pursue. May God richly bless you!

As for the two articles I’ve mentioned, I am going to consider some of the suggestions; however, I am going to concentrate on my own actions and my own reactions to situations. I am the only one who can control those two things and they are essential for any true happiness or even contentment. I cannot change others but I absolutely can change how I respond. I can accept the way things are and be happy if they improve but if not I can still be happy. I can choose to continue doing the job I love, period. I can champion myself and believe in myself. I can continue to enjoy challenging myself by taking on new projects and completing online training courses in addition to the ones already assigned to me, I do them for myself and having them help me with my job is a bonus. A second thing I’ve found to be important is that I can’t compare myself to my coworker or even point out their skills that may be different or lacking, nope I can only control my stuff, me! I do not get evaluated on what others do or do not do, only what I do. We must we look at what we can control and stay in our area. I learned a valuable learn from a friend, I like to call it “Area of Control” and “Area of Concern.” It’s not wrong to be aware of the area of concern just remember that once you step out of the control arena into concern it can easily become overwhelming because someone else is in the driver’s seat and you are just a passenger. Just proceed with caution!

Friends, my humble advice is to always seek the counsel of God before making any life decision. Be open to the Holy Spirit and spend time in prayer. God loves you and is always with you!

Isaiah 41:10 “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

Proverbs 18:24 “One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

~Peace and Blessings~

References:

• Webster dictionary https://www.merriam-webster.com/

https://www.eagleonline.com/work-is-called-work-for-a-reason/

https://www.themuse.com/advice/what-to-do-when-you-hate-your-boss-but-love-your-job

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