When we dislike our job, that’s a push factor; but to make an effective change, we also need the pull factor. That’s the yin and the yang of all big decisions.
The pull factor is, do you actually have things you want to do instead? Do you have the substance for a passionate and productive life?
If we quit our job without a direction of where to go next, it’s very likely we will end up in another job that we hate. I have plotted five years before leaving my finance job to become a writer, and as I mentioned in my last newsletter, I have never stopped writing in the meantime.
There are many options for changes, from reducing the hours you work to quitting a job. It’s important to not see life as black or white but as a spectrum of choices.
I have prepared this little flowchart to help you to design if you should quit your job. It should push you to rethink vague emotional narratives like ‘I hate my job’ and see what actually is it that you hate, and what you actually need to do NOW.
Have a go at the chart and maybe it will help you to think more clearly and accumulate more capital for living a passionate life.
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