Many people look at their jobs with disdain. They do their jobs just to get the monthly paycheck, and they almost take pride in putting as little effort as possible into it. Even if your current job isn’t your “dream job”, you’ll stand a better chance of moving towards your goal if you give whatever you’re doing your best effort.
Are you in a more positive place, a place where you can attract wealth, if you feel that you have done more than what was expected of you, or if you believe that you have gotten away with doing less? Isn’t it better to come home knowing you did a task to the best of your ability, whether or not you got paid a lot to do it?
There are practical things (like promotions and raises) that can result from “going the extra mile”. But even if your efforts aren’t appreciated by others, it’s still worth it. Always remember this: giving your best effort isn’t something you do to please your boss, it’s something you do to please yourself. If you’re doing your best work, and aren’t getting compensated enough for it, you may not feel good about your employer, but you will always feel good about yourself.
Try to separate the two issues of working to the best of your ability, and how much you get paid. By all means, look for another job if you’re not being treated fairly. A good worker is worth a lot of money to the right employer. Feel good about your hard work, and envision a job that pays you what you deserve. This is the best way to attract a better future.