If you are reading this post, chances are, you hate your job. So why do you hate your current job so much? Maybe you are working for a terrible boss whose demands are beyond your capacities. Maybe your work is so unchallenging, banal, and predictable that you sometimes feel like a robot in front of your PC. Perhaps you never liked your job and were only forced to take it because you had no other options. There are a lot of reasons why people stay in their jobs and remain unhappy.
What happens if you stay on your job?
The good news of staying on the job is you will still expect a paycheck on the next payday, and so you can pay the bills and perhaps buy a new pair of shoes. The bad news is that your feelings of frustration towards your job can only escalate, and the longer you stay doing that 9-5 job, the sadder you become. You will age and as you get older, you begin to wonder where you probably would be had you changed your course much earlier.
Negative feelings towards your work have bad implications to your company too. First, you become less efficient. How many times have you spent blank hours in front of your PC doing nothing or staring expressionlessly on the screen? You cannot be responsible for delays and lowered productivity in the company you so secretly despise.
You know when it’s time to leave
Most of us know when we’ve had enough of the job already. You don’t even need people to give you advice. You just know when it’s time to vacate that restrictive cubicle and seek freedom elsewhere. The problem is you are scared. You’re scared to go on your way because you are afraid to lose your job, but you will never get anywhere if you let that fear grab you by the tail and swing you around.
Think about you love doing
When you want to create a meaningful career, your first consideration should be what you love to do. Many people don’t know what they want to do. If you are one of them, reflect on your childhood dreams and think about what you love doing on your free time. Do you like to take photos, cook, or design?
When you like what you do, you don’t think of it as a job. You think of it as your passion, so you are eager to do it every day. You don’t dread Mondays. Instead, you look forward to each week as a chance to put your talents to use.
So take control now and take that great leap! It sure is a huge risk, but only through taking risks can you discover the true wonders of life.