5 Steps To Quit A Job You Hate - Featured on Influencive.com
Article By Sophie Prior Featured On Influencive.com
Working a job that doesn’t fulfill you has to be one of the most frustrating and deflating experiences you can face in modern-day life.
It can be an unassuming issue at first, one you might like to ignore or just “get on with.” Don’t let it fool you, though. On average, you will spend up to 90,000 hours at work over your lifetime. That’s a heck of a lot of time. So it’s a no-brainer that you need to spend this time doing something you enjoy doing. A lot.
Being unhappy in your job is a slow but powerful drain on your energy levels, emotional stability, happiness, and health. Day after day, early morning to late night, you can become numb to the monotony and humdrum routine of a job that doesn’t fulfill you. And sometimes, it takes a major crisis or illness for you to wake up to it.
Up until only a few months ago, I was a successful but unhappy corporate lawyer, having studied, trained, and worked in law for over eight years. And although I didn’t hate the job, it certainly didn’t bring me anywhere near enough joy! I knew that to be true as I had the real-life comparison of my inspiring husband who skipped in happily from work as a real estate agent every day, even on a Saturday!
Feeling like I had something to prove to society and to myself, and grateful to be in a well-paid job, I stuck it out, perhaps for a bit longer than I should have.
It wasn’t until I faced stress-related health issues that I opened my eyes (and my mind) to the reality of other career paths. Although it’s a bit of a cliché, after watching the motivational Netflix documentary “I am NOT your guru” by Tony Robbins, I dove head first into self-help books, life coaching, and new routines that really began to shift my way of thinking.
Robbins’s saying “Success without fulfillment is the ultimate failure” felt like a serious call to action for me. I was successful but unfulfilled, yet unprepared to settle at age 28.
With a more open mind and the determination to find genuine happiness, I began to realize there must be another viable option out there for me, I just had to find it.
Follow your dreams!
Pursue your passion!
Do what makes you happy!
These well-known mantras are often banded around and they can be quite frustrating to hear when you’re a practical person really in the thick of it. If you haven’t found your true passion or you’ve found it but you’re unsure of how it can make you a living, it can be hard to know what to do next.
From very real personal experience, involving lots of trial and error, I have pulled together these 5 steps to help you quit your day job and create a life you love.
Why should you settle for anything less?
You really don’t have to and the good news is that it might be easier than you think.
Here’s how - click here for the full article