Job vs career are technically the same thing; it’s a question of semantics. The actual difference is the mindset. How seriously do you take what you do? Are you passionate about it? Are you coasting through your days or soaking up learnings?

To be a successful manager, you can’t consider it a mere 9–5 “job”. The best managers are in it for the whole spectrum of experiences and life education that comes along with the job.

To lead performing teams you need to be passionate about what you do. Mostly, you need to be passionate about people.

Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion. ~Simon Sinek

a job lets you enjoy at least a minimal level of financial security, and it requires you to show up and do what is required of you. In exchange, you get paid.

A career, on the other hand, is more of a means of achieving personal fulfillment through the jobs you hold. In a career, your jobs tend to follow a sequence that leads to increasing mastery, professional development, and personal and financial satisfaction. A career requires planning, knowledge, and skills, too. If it is to be a fulfilling career, it requires that you bring into play your full set of analytical, critical, and creative thinking skills. You will be called upon in a career to make informed decisions that will affect your life in both the short term and the long term.

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” ~Steve Jobs