Do you have to or get to?

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If at least 51% of your job feels like you get to do it, you are blessed beyond measure. Anything less than that and you’ll feel trapped.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. Jeff,

    And sometimes, to reach the 51% of the “get to,” you have take yourself out of the picture. I know for me, a lot of times, I feel like work in an of itself is a “have to” in the overwhelming majority because I don’t see my talents being used and/or appreciated. But then I take me out of the picture. What do I see? I “get to” be able to provide for my family. I “get to” do the best with what God gives me, and that glorifies God. That alone swings it back to the majority.

    Do I enjoy my current work? Not so much. But do I love honoring God and providing for my family – absolutely.


  2. Bob, you’ve hit on one of life’s big secrets. The fact that we must make the best of whatever comes our way. As the wisest people have discerned through time… in everything give thanks. Have an awesome Saturday!

  3. Excellent response Bob. All for His glory.

    I’m one of the lucky ones. I absolutely without question or reservation love my job. It is an honor to spend time with my clients. I’m there to help them but they bless me with so much more.

    Thank God for Friday, but I can’t wait to start over again on Monday. 🙂

  4. Patty, it’s God’s great blessing in disguise that it is better to give than to receive. For it is in the giving, we receive.

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