Time to Quit Your Job
Are you age 55 or older? Been doing the same job for the last 20 years or more? Comfortable in your job, or probably so complacent you don’t want to change or rock the boat? Afraid that by leaving your job you leave an income that you so rely on? Not sure what you would do if you did leave your job? Are you learning new technology or frustrated by it? Are you making a difference in your present job, or have you been passed over for promotions, raises and projects? Do you embrace challenges or do you just coast along? Do you feel you are too old to make any changes and just want to continue below the radar so no one notices?
The Wall Street Journal has an excellent article on why you should quit you job.
It’s time to take a look. A deep look at moving on. If the picture is too big for you, get some help. If you need to get organized, use tools that will assist you. Overwhelmed with just the thought of what on earth would you do? Consider this: If you are complacent, unwilling to look inside and ask some of the tough question facing you, you need to work with someone who can help draw those answers out and create a plan of action to move forward after quitting your job.
The toughest question facing you? What are you delaying by staying in your job? Take a hard look, then look again. Work is work so why not be doing something that feeds your soul too? It is vital to your health, well being and productivity as you age. Not to mention an opportunity to keep your mind active. So take a look… answer the questions above and read the article. If you need help ask. There are plenty of career coaches out there including me who can assist you with such a transition. Get ready for an exciting ride, because looking back you will wonder why you did not do it sooner.
Best Wishes for a successful transition!
Rosemary Augustine is the author of “I Love My Job – a guide to finding the work you love and loving the work you do” (an ebook that can be found on Amazon Kindle).