When it comes to work or job there could be 2 possible scenarios :
# We get to work on things we love to do
# We get to work on things we must do
An ideal scenario is a situation, where both the scenarios overlap.
Meaning things you must do are also the things you love to do.
Like most other things in life, the ideal scenarios are rare & hence can’t be really banked upon every time.
So what to do when you are stuck in a job that you don’t really like?
There can be 2 possible options:
Option 1: Carry on with what you have got, till the time you land up with what you really want.
Option 2:Leave what you have got (since you don’t really like it) & instead go for what you want.
To be frank, both the options have their Pros & Cons.
Your choice will largely be governed by a number of personal factors including your risk appetite, economic situation, level of desperation & patience.
I faced this situation multiple times in my career.
Personally speaking, option 1 worked well for me owing to the below reasons :
# It ensured that I was learning & gaining experience
# I got to learn the essential workplace skills
# Being employed made me less desperate & therefore less stress
# It kept the cash register ticking, ensuring I had one less worry
# I got the negotiation power & therefore able to make better choices
# It made me mentally strong, as I could persist in unfavorable situations
# And finally, when I got to do what I wanted, the work seemed like a breeze, it was more fun & I could use the learnings of the past in my present.
How about you?
Which option would you rather choose- Option 1 or Option 2?
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