Would You Leave a Stable Career to Pursue Your Passion?
Content with reality, or chasing a pipe dream— which would you choose?
I’m not a fan of settling. Working eight hours a day, five days a week, all while feeling miserable and unfulfilled is not how I want to spend my life. I strongly believe in the idea of pursuing one’s passion and dreams, because why else would we be here?
To me, pursuing your passion is pursuing happiness, contentment, and personal growth. And so, if the work you currently have is not the dream, or is not in any way bringing you closer to it, why be there in the first place? Working just for money’s sake will never be enough if you hate every moment of your work life. Or if you spend every day dreaming of another life. Financial gains don’t necessarily equal success, especially if your heart has never been into it.
Having a stable job should not be a reason to keep you from pursuing your passion. I believe in pursuing your passion, and I believe in pursuing it responsibly. If you cannot leave your job now, at least do something, anything, to help you propel yourself closer to where your true passion lies. Keep doing these things until you save enough money and courage to leave your unfulfilling job and finally go for what you really want. Just don’t settle. july 2016 Cosmopolitan
Should you let go and take the leap?