But Make A Plan First
We’ve all heard the phrase, “Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” And as cliché as it sounds, it’s true. I believe if it wasn’t true, it wouldn’t have stayed relevant until today. I also think it’s true because I’ve experienced it.
When I was younger, I used to think that phrase was a bunch of crap. But I changed my mind when I found the excitement that comes with loving what you do. Finding something you enjoy doing makes all the difference in your job and your life. It took working for 30 years to figure it out but here I am.
I look forward to getting up every day now. The alarm does not bring dread anymore, and most of the time, I’m up before it goes off. I don’t get the “Sunday night blues.” I don’t live for only the weekend anymore and I don’t wish I was doing something different every day.
My time is spent working doing something I love. It is not spent doing something someone else loves. Time is mine, not someone else’s.
I have more control over my life and am happier because of it. I am no longer bound by what others want. Along with that comes extra responsibilities, but nothing I can’t handle.
And the same goes for you.
I’m sure you’ve been told to quit your job if you don’t like it. And I will tell you the same thing. However, I know it’s easier said than done. But it’s not worth staying in a job you hate. It’s not worth staying somewhere you are miserable at.
You spend so much time at work, why not find something you enjoy? Why not be happy in a career you love instead of being miserable in a career you hate?
I know the answer.
You are scared. You are scared of not making the money you do now.
Let’s be honest, you have commitments. Kids, bills, and a family to support. You are drowning in debt from student loans and other material things you’ve been taught you need – the expensive car, the house which is too big, and the maxed out credit cards.
You can’t do all of that if you quit your job, right? Everyone dislikes their job, so there is nothing wrong with staying in a job you hate, correct?
No. You can quit your job. You also don’t have to be miserable at work. But you need money.
So you will have to make choices.
Quit Your Job
There are two ways to fix a lot of your money problems. Either make more or spend less. That’s it.
To make more money, you either get a raise at work or find a different job with a higher salary. You could also get a second miserable job. Or win the lottery. Good luck with that last one.
To spend less is up to you how you do it. You can cut out cable, stop eating out, downsize your house, sell the expensive car and buy something cheaper, and stop buying useless crap. Setting a budget is also important. That will get you started with the money problems.
But what about the job problems?
If you hate your job, quit.
But you have to plan if you want to quit. As tempting as it may be, don’t bust down your boss’s door and tell him to f*ck off. Although that would have been my dream scenario, it isn’t the last impression you want to make.
Figure out a plan to get out of the job you hate. Start saving now so you can have an emergency fund if you need to get out right away. Look for jobs in a less expensive area if you can move. Work on your dream job when you are not at your nightmare job.
Because having a job which makes you miserable is not worth your health, both physical and mental. It is not worth the time spent and money made if all it does is keep you unhappy.
Many of us feel trapped. It’s because we are afraid. But fear can be your friend. It can make you push yourself that much harder to achieve what you want.
Being afraid is better than being miserable.
Don’t make the mistake I did and work for 30 years in jobs you hate. I wish I would have taken my own advice years ago but I learned the hard way so you don’t have to.
Start now to change your situation. Make a plan to get out of the job you hate. Make a plan to fix your money issues. Because when you find a job you enjoy, you will never work another day in your life.
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