Time to Quit Your Job: The Motivation (part 1 of 3)

Time to Quit Your Job: The Motivation (part 1 of 3)

Most people go to work to support their passions. They spend 40 hours a week in the shackles of an office for the opportunity to break free at home. I have a friend who is a banker that loves to cook. Another friend is a bartender that loves to fish. You probably have friends like this to. Maybe you’re like them. Maybe you’re like most of us - trading your days away for small blips of happiness on the nights and weekends. So what happened? How did we end up so lifeless and what can we do to fix it?

The Slave Factory\

Here’s what I see happen all the time. A student graduates and enters young adulthood exhausted and primed to become another cog in the wheel. They teach you the “what” at school but they sure as hell don’t teach you the “why”. Like why would I want to spend my day at a bank job that I hate? Why would I want to offer an artificial smile just because my manager says so? Free humans aren’t meant to do what they loathe, slaves are. Now you have ask yourself, “Am I a slave?”

Time is The Most Valuable Resource, So Spend it Wisely

When you have a job you despise you end up working it all the time, even when you’re at home. You vent about it to your family and friends, you take the worries with you before you go to bed, and you wake up every day dreading that 7am buzzer. If you had financial freedom, you could just quit. But you don’t. So every project handed your way gets over-analyzed and worried over because it may be your last. Every week, we spend half of our waking hours, physically, at our jobs. Our minds spend much more time there.

If you dislike your job, get up and go look at yourself in the mirror (do it, stop bullshitting and go find a mirror). Think about your job and imagine how bad you will feel in 1 year from now, in 5 years, and in ten. With each interval, imagine all the time wasted towards something you loathe. Imagine coming home frustrated and reeling about all of the dreams you gave up on. Take it out further to how this affects your family, your friends, and your relationships. How you’re always tired. How the very essence of life has dried up. Look at your face and tell me what you see at the end of ten years. Do you like your reflection?

Now, do something different. Imagine that you put a plan into play in the next few weeks (I’ll help you in part 2 & 3) to gain financial freedom. Imagine that, wthin a year, you are able to quit your job and pursue your dream. Look at your face in the mirror as you see your life one year from now, five years, and 10 years. How you’ve gone through struggles and learned something new. How you are in control of your own destiny. How you no longer come home complaining, but come home championing your day. Imagine being proud of what you’ve built. Look at your face and tell me what you see at the end of ten years. Do you like your reflection?

Don’t Regress Or You Will Regret

Most people will read this and get a fire in their belly. Eventually, that fire will fade and the only thing remaining will be the smoke they blew up their own ass. They’ll go back to their shithole jobs and in ten years, they’ll look in the mirror and hate what they see. You’re one of those people. You’ll never start because it’s too hard, you have too many expenses, you have a family, it’s too risky, you don’t have time, or whatever excuse you need for justification. Even your friends and family will tell you that it’s crazy and you have too much to lose. Deep down inside, what you and everybody else is really thinking is that you don’t have what it takes…

Or do you?

It’s never too late to be who you might have been.

George Eliot\ English novelist (1819 - 1880)

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