Fed up? Wanna quit?
It is not uncommon situation to just want to quit your job and sometimes that could be the right thing to do.
You often need to look at the big picture and where you are heading with your life.
But quitting your “dream job” after you’ve spent four years studying at college is a big call and perhaps it’s time to practice some “career yoga”.
This is the advice of Jon Acuff, who is a New York Times best selling author, and has a great book on career reinvention titled “Do Over”.
Jon is a proponent of career yoga, when you want to quit your job, and suggests that you ask yourself three questions:
- Am I being flexible with my dream?
- Am I being flexible with my direction?
- Am I being flexible with my definition of success?
Our careers rarely go according to plan. Don’t believe me? Tell your baby that you have a huge presentation at work today. They will interpret that as the perfect time to throw up on whatever you’re wearing for your big moment. Tell the project you’re hustling on that you thought of every detail. The ship from China that has your product on it will get delayed by a hurricane that you apparently don’t control.
In moments where we feel out of control, we often think our only option is to quit our jobs. Perhaps there’s a perfect job out there where we don’t have to do anything we don’t want to do. We’ll find some utopia where every aspect is under our control.
What if we instead embraced the tension of work? What if we admitted we control more than we think and we control a whole lot less than we think too?
Read all of Jon’s article on Linkedin.