“…It would be best to focus on your chosen field, even at less money, than doing what you dislike for more money….”

20131112_145047 (3) - If you're waiting on a Sign... - CopyI have often wondered just how many people are in career paths that they don’t like, or that they are not well suited.  I’ve known many people who put forth diligently in work environments that they abhor.  You may have heard me tell the story that when I first started my career, it seemed that I was destined to become an accountant.  I didn’t like it at first, but started taking some accounting courses, and found that I was proficient in it.  I also found that it paid more money than other fields of interest.  I decided that I would learn to like accounting.  Liking it…. Made it much more enjoyable, and more profitable.  I ended up getting my undergraduate degree in Business, with a Major in Accounting.  I have been “very fortunate,” in that, my entire professional career has been spent doing exactly what I wanted to do.  I changed directions about mid-stream, when I went into Real Estate Development.  But, the Accounting and Finance background that I had spent 13 years mastering, was the very ingredient that closed the deal in my first real estate position.  Many people work their entire careers doing exactly what they don’t want to do.  It would be comparable to being married your entire life to the wrong person.  How could one sustain happiness in either scenario?  I know that I couldn’t function at my best under any circumstances remotely similar.  It would be best to focus on your chosen field, even at less money, than doing what you dislike for more money.  If you’re happy on your job….then, eventually the “good money” will prevail.  Don’t settle for less.  Further, God made us in His Image, and He wants us to be happy….and, to succeed, and to be married to the right partner.  This is His plan for us.  I would be willing to bet that those people who find themselves in the wrong career field (or with the wrong marriage partner), are also… not in a close relationship with God.  They likely have not made the “big commitment” to accepting Jesus Christ as the Son of God, and the Savior of all man-kind, accepting that He died for our sins, so that we might have life everlasting.  It is my belief, and my recommendation, that, by putting God first and foremost, in every endeavor that we undertake… will guarantee our complete fulfillment, and happiness.  Proverbs 3:6 tells us….In everything you do, put God first, and He will direct you and crown your efforts with success.  Now tell me….can it get any plainer than that?  …Blessings…cjlb…8/27/14.  

NOTICE:  This website has experienced a “send problem” since August 18, 2014.  Even though I have made “daily posts” throughout the period since 8/18/14, they were not being sent to you from the website.  For those who are “avid-fans,” you can go back and pick-up the one’s you’ve missed.  For the occasional reader; you probably didn’t notice.  Let me, please, seek this opportunity to send you a “special thanks” for your interest in my writings, and especially in the task in which I believe God has set before me. ….many blessings…cjlb..8/27/14.


About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.


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