It is estimated that the average worker will have 14 jobs in his or her working lifetime. It is no longer a bad thing to change jobs. But that doesn't mean you should wander aimlessly from company to company. If you know the difference between a job and career and think long-term, you will prosper wherever you go.
A job is:
A regular activity performed in exchange for payment
A position in which one is currently employed.
A career is:
A chosen pursuit; a profession or occupation.
The general course or progression of one's working life or one's professional achievements over time
Bottom line: your job is what you are doing today. Your career is what youâ€™ve done over the past years and what you plan to do in the future. So when you think â€ścareerâ€ť, you have to think long-term. And when you think long-term, you begin to realize the following:
Everything you do counts
Everything you do needs to have a good reason behind it
You have to make good decisions
Always think â€śWhatâ€™s my next step?â€ť
What you do today determines your tomorrow
Mistakes can potentially haunt you for a long time
You should pay serious attention to this â€ścareerâ€ť thing. Your job feeds you and your family today. Your career will feed you and your family tomorrow and beyond.