There’s a common perception in the internet world that in order to be truly happy you have to quit your job, and that if you’re not working on your own terms you aren’t living up to your own potential.
A few years ago, I drank that kool aid regularly.
But as I’ve grown older, I’ve developed a greater appreciation for not only entrepreneurs but for those who hold jobs as well.
I’m not sure when all jobs became soul sucking endeavors, but obviously not everyone hates their job.
To be perfectly honest I’m tired of the quit your job bandwagon. It’s thrown too many people under a blanket that doesn’t necessarily fit. Jobs aren’t bad.
Yes, some people hate their jobs with every fiber of their being, but on the other side, there are millions of people who genuinely enjoy what they do.
Sure, if you’re unhappy with your job by all means do what you have to do to find your inner peace. But if you’re enjoying your job and sincerely believe you are making a difference, don’t feel like you have to quit just because everyone else is doing it.
The truth of the matter is, entrepreneurship is hard. It’s not easy, and it’s certainly not for everyone. Can we stop pretending there is only one way?
It doesn’t matter whether you consider yourself an entrepreneur or you have to report to your boss everyday.
What matters is that you live in a career environment that brings out the best in you, one that leaves you knowing that you’re making a difference.
If you enjoy the every day turbulence of the entrepreneurship then by all means be an entrepreneur.
If you’d rather give your services and talents to a company that you believe in by all means bust your ass at that job.
Or perhaps your current situation is a hybrid of entrepreneurship and the corporate world.
It doesn’t matter.
You don’t have to quit your job to change the world.
The only requirement to changing the world is waking up passionate about what you do.
If you can do that, everybody wins.