What makes a good job good?

When thinking about what makes a good job good, there are a few questions we usually ask ourselves; does it pay well? Is it close to home? Are there company benefits and an opportunity to advance? Yes, we think about these questions when we apply for positions and seek opportunities, but believe it or not, none of these things actually make a “good” job. Simply put, a good job is good when you love doing what you do so much that nothing else matters.

There has to be some delight in going to your job everyday. Not all people take pleasure in their work. As a result, we are only selling ourselves short of this fulfillment. Remember when you were asked ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?” Think about the reasons ‘why’ you wanted to be those things. ‘To help people, fight crime, etc.’

Those are the same reasons that should lead you into your job today. A passion. A belief. Not the amount of money you are going to make. Instead of finding a job that makes good money and learning to like it … find out what it is you love to do and make money doing it.


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