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

We’re conditioned to see big career leaps as tales of risk and reward, but they’re mostly fables.

Jeff Goins
Apr 16, 2016 · 5 min read

BIG BREAKS COME SLOW

“I had no Jerry Maguire moment, no dramatic declaration to the world that changed everything.”

“Before you quit your job or make your next career transition, take your time building the skills you’ll need to do that job well.”

HOW BIG CHANGES GO WRONG

“The slow-and-steady strategy might be more the norm than we realize.”

INSTEAD OF MAKING THE LEAP

“Habits make everything easier and each of us better.”


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Jeff Goins

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Writer. Speaker. Entrepreneur. Father of two & husband to Ashley. Author of 5 books, including Real Artists Don’t Starve (order: http://goinswriter.com/rads)

The Mission

A network of business & tech podcasts designed to accelerate learning. Selected as “Best of 2018” by Apple. Mission.org