Today, for the first time in my life, I turned down a career changing opportunity. The money, the people, the company, the potential connections, and the overall position looked great. However, I couldn’t seem to convince myself to jump into the position. I know turning it down will definitely hurt my career in a big way because the company’s network affects every person in my industry: the world is very small.
But, it had to be done.
Quitting & Happiness
I’m at a point right now where I don’t really have the privilege to turn down job opportunities: I’m broke and barely surviving.
BUT quitting is the right move because I’m tired of living a depressing, sad, and lonely life. I’m tired of building up others while not building myself up. I’m tired of using other people, other jobs, and other projects as an excuse not to pursue my own goals.
I’m saying “NO” to things.
Quitting The Right Way – What Now?
Quitting doesn’t mean that I sit in my car and lounge around eating potato chips. It means that every single thing I do is all about my personal projects. The success of these projects rely on my hard work and planning. If you don’t have a plan of action, if you’re unsure of what you want to pursue, if you’re going to be binge-watching Netflix afterwards… then quitting isn’t the right option for you.
I can feel the pressure and the stress brewing. I’ll probably go broke in the process. But, at least I’m going to start and end my day with a big smile on my face.
Thanks for listening.
See you tomorrow.