You wake up on Monday morning, alarm clock going off, already dreading the week ahead. You hit the snooze button, delaying the inevitable. You lay there wishing that you could walk into your boss’s office, quit your job, and never have to stare at another spreadsheet.
But day after day, and week after week, and year after year, you keep going. Because what choice do you really have. There are the student loans to pay. You have to pay your mortgage and your car note and be able to eat. If you quit your job, aren’t you going to end up homeless? 1Living in a van down by the river!to a job you hate to pay for a life you don’t really want.
You try to block out the thoughts that have been whispering in the back of your head for a while now. But lately they have been growing stronger and becoming harder and harder to ignore.
“I’ve worked so hard to get here?”
“To sit in a cubicle and update spreadsheets all day?”
“Is this what I had in mind for my career when I graduated?”
“This is what I see myself doing for the next 30 years? I’m not sure I can make it one more”
You start to question the point of all this work. To have a bigger house? To have a nicer car? When does it stop? When is it enough?
You tell yourself that now is not the right time to make a change.
You think of all the years spent busting ass to advance your career. The time spent getting your degree. You can’t just quit.
Just keep your head down for a few more years, you can get a promotion and things will be different. Things will be better. They have to be. Right?
But the timing is never perfect. There is always something else. Another reason. Another excuse. Until you find that five years have slipped away and you are still not living the life you want.
How many more years are you going to let this go on? How many more years are you going to be stuck in a job you hate.
How many more years are you going to be left only dreaming about the life you want to live? Trapped in your job. Stuck traveling two weeks out of the year. Tied to your email 24/7. Worried about when someone else is going to decide your position is no longer needed.
Sure, you have dreamed about quitting your job for years. If only you were able to do that. That must be nice for other people. Maybe in a few years. You have bills to pay and a family to support. You can’t just quit your job. So day after day you keep going to your mindnumbing job while your life passes you by.
How long are you going to keep letting it pass you by?
How long before you decide to make a change?
How long before you break free?
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