I don’t know very many people that get up in the morning, dress in their best, and skip to work because they are thrilled about what they do from 9 to 5.
I know there are some people out there with really cool jobs like the guy who rides roller coasters all day to “test” their aerodynamic soundness. Those few people aside, the vast majority of people I know drag themselves into work in the morning and are threatening to jump off the top of the building by lunch time.
Why? Because work sucks!
We torture ourselves every day to earn money to pay the light bill, buy groceries, and, for a lucky few, take the kids on vacation.
And this is why I’m telling you to quit your job!
But before you stand up, scream obscenities at your boss, and walk out the door, hear me out.
I recently stopped giving my “all” to my job. I woke up one day and resolved to keep my head in my 9 to 5 and my heart in the things I really love to do. It was a conscious effort at first because I didn’t want the quality or quantity of my work to suffer, but got easier as I went along. I learned how to do my job, do it well, leave it at work, and focus on me and the things I like to do.
It’s been two months and I have a book of short stories (getting the editing done is a whole different story), a plush, full garden (with tomatoes coming any day now), and two kids that enjoy their “cuddle time” with mommy after work.
WHAT?!?! I didn’t have any of this when I was pouring myself into my 9 to 5!
I was always told that if you work hard, you will be rewarded. What I had to learn was that you have to carefully define what “work hard” means to you and how to apply it to your personal and professional lives.
I quit my job and made my life richer! Don’t you want to do it too?