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Bad News For People Who Pursue A Good Paying Job: You May Have Been Wasting Your Life

Are you having a good paying job? If the answer is yes, nice! Does the job make you feel happy and completely satisfied? I hope the answer is yes too. If not, why are you wasting your life on this but aren’t’ doing things that make you happy? Oliver Emberton shared his view with us on Quora and here it is:

A successful life is not made of easy, clean cut choices. It looks like this…

Sadly, far too many look like this:

Now I know this sounds obvious, but consider. Have you ever seen a guy desperately enamoured with a girl, but he can’t bear to talk to her? Or someone who wants to get fit, but they won’t step in a gym? How about someone who wants better career options but stays exactly where they are? You always need to be closing the gap.

Stop making big decisions and focus on closing the gap with where you want to be.

Stop making this a big scary decision and start taking lots of continuous small steps. Take something you love doing – or if you’re not sure what that is, something you’d like to try. And move towards it now.

In your case, you don’t have to choose between a well-paid job you don’t like and the unknown. You have countless other options:

  1. Start up a small business in your evenings.
  2. Ask your boss what you could do for them to get promoted.
  3. Teach yourself a new skill that interests you.
  4. Write a blog or a book.

Some steps will lead to greater things. Others will be dead ends. But as long as you sit feeling paralysed, I can assure you nothing will change at all.

Do not, and I shall repeat for emphasis, do not defer this until a “better time”. If you make a habit of that, you’ll wake up one idle Monday and wonder how you let your whole life fly away.

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