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Love Your Job or Break Up

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As Valentine’s Day approaches, the presence of love seems more apparent than ever and it appears everyone in a relationship is drunk in love. But is that really the case, or are some people just settling?

Staying in a job that’s not right for you is like staying in a relationship with someone you’re not in love with.

You want to get out of it, but you’re comfortable and afraid of the unknown. This mindset can be crippling and can lead to settling for a job that’s ‘good enough.’

My advice: never settle.

Don’t get stuck doing something you don’t love for years on end; be brave and move on to pursuing something that you know is right and can pour your whole soul into.

And don’t feel bad, your company will move on too. Now they will have the opportunity to find an employee who is actually passionate about working for them.

If you know in your heart that a job isn’t for you, don’t settle and stick with it because you’re too afraid to move on and see what else is out there. By doing so, you could be missing out on better opportunities and end up regretting your decision down the line.

If your heart’s not in it, break up with your job and find your true passion.

Tell me about a time when you refused to settle and pursed a better job (or relationship). 

3 thoughts to “Love Your Job or Break Up”

  1. I pursued a better relationship and married your mom 35 years ago. No regrets and still passionate about my decision. Love Dad

  2. I was at a job that I loved in many ways. However, I would continually have to pump myself up in the morning to get excited about going in to work. I loved the people I worked with, the job itself was enjoyable and I felt like I was helping out. One day, when faced with the decision of choosing a new career or sticking with a job that was comfortable and enjoyable due to the people I worked with, I had to go into the unknown.
    I had no idea how much I was missing out on. I’m still great friends with the people from my last job and have made new friends in a new career that challenges and fulfills me.
    Had I stayed in that old position I would be miserable. Not only for thinking that I was underachieving but also for not grasping opportunities to challenge myself and defining a new goal for my potential.
    Great post Lindsay! Let’s never settle for places who don’t deserve all that we can offer.

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