Unless you have the best job you could possibly have, someone’s probably told you to quit so you can be happy. That’s great for some people, but it’s not the only way to make your life better.
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As creative writer Bianca Bass explains, the advice to “Just quit” is a wishy washy pipe dream at best for many people. Sure, there are some folks who quit their job, travel the world, start a business, or make a new career. For those people, that’s great. But you don’t have to follow that same path or else be cursed to a life of unhappiness. You can keep your day job and find fulfillment elsewhere, or even use that day job to finance a better life later on:
Don’t get me wrong, the stories of those who have made it on their own are inspiring and deserve to be applauded. But for the vast majority people, they’re far from reality. We need more voices, perspectives and opinions from all kinds of creative people.
Instead of sharing quotes like “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”, why don’t we start celebrating those who are doing the best they can, with what they currently have?
We’ve talked a lot about how to tell when it’s time to quit. Sometimes, that’s the way to go. However, the story of the person who gave up and quit their job to pursue their passion isn’t the only way to live. If you believe that you can never be happy as long as you’re at your current job, you never will be. If you make the decision to stay, on the other hand, you can start putting your energy towards making yourself happy in any number of ways that have nothing to do with quitting. The choice is yours.