Upward Mobility Has a Downside

Related to yesterday’s post: at The High Calling, David Rupert recently reflected on the downside to upward mobility:

The Wall Street Journal article, “Hold On To Your Dream Job,” cites a survey that claims “3 in 4 employees say they have no desire to move up in their organizations.” This goes against the presumption that we are all clamoring the upward ladder. It seems that most of us are perfectly happy, right where we are. We like comfortable.

Tom Nelson, author of Work Matters, says “upward mobility often uproots us from our sense of place and the ever-deepening relationships that are part of that space.”

It seems this is a hot topic. So what do you think? What is the place of ambition – and when does it get in the way of living a godly life?

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