Why Your Career Is Important

December 20, 2022
Why Your Career Is Important

There are many aspects in life that involve growth and development, including physical, mental, financial, and emotional health.

Let’s face it, growing in your career is just as critical to your well-being and personal fulfillment as any other aspect of your adult life. As such, neglecting this area of your life can be detrimental to your personal development.

So, how does your career affect your well-being & why should you consider Aurora Contractors as your new home?

It Takes Up A Huge Chunk Of Your Life

It does not matter what profession you are in; your career takes up a sizeable chunk of your life. Apart from the hours you sleep, your career affects how you experience life.

If you have a job that you are not passionate about, you are likely to feel trapped and dissatisfied with your life. On the other hand, if you enjoy your career, you are likely to go to work every day feeling excited, fulfilled, and eager to take on new challenges that will fuel your growth.

At Aurora, we have 5 specific core values that define how we treat each other and how we do business: Customer Focused, Integrity, Family, Quality, and Enthusiasm. We believe in putting people first by building positive, supportive relationships with everyone around us, from staff, clients, and subcontractors to the community at large.

It Influences The Person You Are At Home

While it is common to hear people make humor about not bringing their jobs back home at the end of the day, the fact is our careers have a huge bearing on who we are at home.

Most people who are unfulfilled at their jobs often develop unhealthy habits to deal with workplace stress and dissatisfaction. For instance, they are likely to develop coping mechanisms like unhealthy eating, excessive drinking, and watching too much television. The frustrations they experience from taking jobs they do not like can also contribute to mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. Unfortunately, this may affect your professional as well as intimate relationships.

On the other hand, having a career that you enjoy grants you inner peace and contentment, which ripples out positively into your personal life and relationships.

It is essential that our team has the resources, downtime, and access they need to develop relationships, grow, and thrive. Aurora sponsors monthly team-building opportunities to have some fun, blow off some steam and create experiences.

Your Career Provides A Sense Of Purpose

It is easy to feel like you are wandering through life aimlessly if you are stuck in a job that you hate. This is, in fact, a reality for millions of people who take on jobs they really couldn’t care less about. If this is your current circumstance, it is normal to worry that you will be stuck in this situation forever and that you’ll always do jobs you hate.

Everyone has something to offer. We believe that everyone deserves respect and to be heard. Whether it is a suggestion on a job site or an opinion on a current situation, Aurora values its team’s input.

As humans, we are wired to feel that our actions positively impact the world and other people’s lives. This fuels us to do more, achieve more, and scale greater heights in our personal and professional lives. Having a career that we are passionate about gives us a sense of purpose and direction in our lives.

Your Career Has A Direct Influence Over Your Social Life

While it may not be immediately apparent, your work exerts a significant influence over your social life. One of the ways in which this manifests is in your interactions with your coworkers and the general work environment.

Regardless of your career, you spend a lot of time socializing and interacting with other employees. As such, you are highly likely to pick up some of their values and ethics. Since you will spend a reasonable amount of time associating with others at your workplace, you want to choose a career path in which you can find like-minded associates who can influence you into becoming a better person.

From family picnics to cooking classes to trips to adventure parks, Aurora’s ‘Good Times Committee’ tries to find team activities that allow for all to participate. Since we spend a good amount of time together during work, getting to know and grow relationships with coworkers in different settings can create positive growth in the office.

Pursuing Your Purpose Is Your Moral Obligation

When it comes to your career development, finding your purpose and pursuing it is fundamental. If you cannot do so, you not only stifle your personal growth but also deprive your friends, family, and the world of your unique gifts and talents.

Finding a career that aligns with your being is sometimes a process that takes time. Chances are you will have many false starts and stops as you try to figure things out, and you will likely do many jobs you hate before you find one you are passionate about.

As long as you approach your experiences with an open mind, you will eventually realize that all those jobs prepared you for something much greater.

We believe in developing relationships with individuals that share our core values and building something greater together. In an industry that is constantly growing and adapting, Aurora is too. We are always looking to add quality members to our award-winning, expanding family. Whether it is in estimating, construction project management, superintendents, or accounting, please feel free to contact JoAnn at to learn about current job opportunities!