Why Quitting Your Job to Chase Your Dream Is a Terrible Idea
Jeff Goins

This was an interesting read and an important reality check. Having done my grad school internship in career planning, in the back of my head I always wished I could do what the career planning book said: Do What You Love and The Money Will Follow. I realize the reality is radically more complex than that. Especially in today’s global economy, there are people who will do “what we love” for a fraction of what we would need to charge to be able to survive. I walked away from a job a few months shy of my 20 year anniversary. I am still struggling to put the pieces together of how to make a living and be professionally satisfied BUT what I do know is I was not going to blaze ANY trails, for them or for me, staying at a place where my soul shriveled every single time I walked in the door. Like I said, I don’t know the solution but I believe we do our best work when the tasks/goals/mission are something that makes our heart sing, at least faintly.

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