If You’re Waiting For The Weekend, You Need To Quit Your Job

Tom Stevenson
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Back in November 2017, before I became self-employed, I started a new job.

After 5 years of travelling, living and working in various countries, I was back in the UK and working full-time.

The only way I could describe the job was unenjoyable. However, I needed the money to bulk up my finances and reinvest into other ventures.

It was a necessity I had to endure.

Unlike me, there are a number of people who week in, week out, head into jobs on Monday morning they detest.

If you wake up on Monday with a feeling of dread, wishing it was the weekend again, you’re almost certainly in the wrong job.

The majority of our lives will be spent working.

That is a lot of time.

You don’t want to waste it in a job that you find unfulfilling and mundane.

Live To Work

The reason a lot of people stay in their job is that they mistakenly believe it is stable.

Stability is a myth.

The only constant is change.

The truth is like the empires before them, companies can, and will, collapse. Enron, Lehman Brothers, they were both deemed too big to fail, but that’s exactly what they did.

Staying in a job because it’s stable is a surefire way to become miserable.

No one knows what will happen in the future. If you settle for a stable job, you’re setting yourself up for failure.

If you stay in the same job, but don’t develop your skills and yourself, you might find yourself in trouble should the company go bust. Skills that are relevant today may not be relevant tomorrow.

If you’re waiting for the weekend, and not enjoying your work, you won’t be taking chances to develop yourself.

You don’t want to wake up in five, or ten years time, still in the same job, and still miserable.

I didn’t like my previous job, the thought of doing it for one year, never mind five was enough to make me feel sick.

However, I had a plan. I knew I was going to be in the job for a certain amount of time until I quit.

I hated the job, but I knew it wasn’t forever.

If you don’t like your job and pray it was 5 pm on Friday when it’s 9 am Monday morning, you need to take action!

Work To Live

I’m not saying you should quit your job straight away, but you should definitely consider an alternative. The thing about jobs is that you can always get another one.

Automation may change the world in ways we can’t predict, but there will always be jobs available. It's hard to take risks, but you can take them.

If you don’t like a job, you can quit. Don’t worry about what anyone else will think, they are not in your position.

Only you know deep down if the job you are doing is fulfilling or soul-destroying. Your working life is too long to spend it doing something you don’t enjoy.

Not everyone gets to work in their passion, but you can become passionate about a job if you find the right one.

Life is too short to be miserable.

Stop living for the weekend, and start living for the here and now!

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