The most important question to ask yourself on the job is not, "What am I getting?" but "What am I becoming?" -Harold W. Dodds.
We live in a society that has conditioned us to ask, "What am I getting?" out of our jobs, out of our relationships and out of society as a whole.
a The more important question to ask is, "What am I becoming?" What have you learned in your current position, how many lives have you been able to positively affect, and who have you gotten to know and love, as a result of the position you currently have?
Have you learned new skills in your job?
For example, if you work on a floor that is very busy, stressed and understaffed, maybe you have learned better organizational skills.
If your patients are highly acute, maybe you have had to learn better communication skills in order to be able to connect with them more effectively.
Motivational Speaker Jim Rohn suggests that everyone ought to be become a millionaire; not for the money but for what they will become in the process.
It takes certain skills to learn how to make a million dollars. It takes discipline, hard work and a commitment to lifelong learning to make a million dollars.
The easier question to ask is, "What am I getting?" because that involves looking at other people and evaluating whether or not they are giving you what you think you are worth.
The harder question to ask is, "What am I becoming?" because it requires you to look at yourself and carefully evaluate if you are putting enough effort into your personal growth in order to become a better person.
Spend some time this week to evaluate those two questions in your job, in your relationships and in life.
When you consistently ask yourself, "What am I becoming?" you will find greater opportunities for growth, larger opportunities for service and you will find ways to become a person who can contribute to extraordinary results. www.slideshare.net/auntce