For the first time in my life I started looking around and paying attention to life. I was rushing to achieve so much and was getting close to my final goal only to realize that there is a serious cost associated with that accomplishment. The cost of life. I realized we have only one!
Here are seven common clues that you may be better off quitting your job to pursue a different opportunity, start your own business, or simply take a well-deserved sabbatical to think about who you are and what you really want to do.
What happens when your career path turns into a dead end? You've done everything possible to win that promotion, but it's still out of reach. Or, maybe you love your job, but you're struggling to survive on a paycheck that barely covers the rent.
It's a big decision! If you're feeling stuck, but not clear on the next steps consider weighing your current work situation against the following variables. If you can relate to any or all of them, it's time to plot out your exit strategy and move on to your next big thing.
Blogging has become an outlet for me where I can share the things that I care about and help other moms in the process. I can write about bedtime struggles, behavior issues, or just a fun family outing. I can be Mommy to my boys and MomShar to the world.
The United States is the only modern industrialized country that doesn't require employers give minimum annual time off with pay. That makes the vacation days you get a true gift -- one that is precious and essential to your performance in life, both professional and personal.
Realize that there is no one-size-fits-all way to make a living. Society pushes everyone towards the same cookie-cutter working lifestyle: Work (at least) 40 hours a week, pay your bills, save the rest of your money for your later years -- if you even live that long. What the $@%&?
All I know is that I wanted to work at Apple really bad -- and now not so much. Today at lunch time I wiped the iPad data clean, put the files I had been working on neatly on the server, left all their belongings on my desk, and I got in my car and drove home.
As you wait for the elevator to arrive after another mediocre day at the office, you give yourself an all-too-familiar pep talk. "I'm better than this, and I've completely had it with this job," you tell yourself. "I'm outta here for good."
People usually resign from a position through a private letter to the boss. Greg Smith, a Goldman Sachs executive director, chose a different method: a powerful opinion piece on the editorial pages of the New York Times entitled, "Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs."
As a psychologist who studies motivation, I spend a lot of time trying to figure out why people give up too soon when trying to reach a goal. But the truth is, a lot of us suffer from the opposite problem: not knowing when, or how, to quit.