Today I will be answering the daily prompt “What’s more important in a career? Reward or recognition?” I thought it was a thought provoking question where the answer came to me pretty fast
Reward or Recognition?
In a career, the most important thing is to be happy. Everything else is a plus. Getting paid to do what you love is the reward itself. Recognition just means that a lot of people recognize whatever it is you did. But people get “recognized” for things all the time. So what does that really mean?
I would choose neither but that is just me. I know others will choose one or the other because as Creed Bratton from The Office once said “If I can’t scuba then what’s this all been about? What am I working towards?” A great moment that is funny but says a lot. People are goal oriented and are usually working towards something. A better pay, recognition, a higher position, etc.
That is all great and I am not above it but I if I had to choose, I would prefer just to do something I love. What is more important in a career for you? Reward or Recognition?