Have you ever said any of these to yourself?
- I’m going to pursue my dream career as soon as I have these school loans paid off.
- I’ll really focus on my career once we buy a house and start building equity rather than throwing money away on rent.
- I’ll chase my dream once the kids are in school and we don’t have to pay for daycare.
- Maybe I’ll retire early when the kids finish college and start a second career in my real passion.
I see this pattern play out over and over.
People keep putting off doing what they really want to do because they are waiting for the perfect time to pull the trigger on a major change.
But then before they know it life has passed them by and their chance to make the kind of life they really want is gone.
Don’t be that guy.
The time will never be perfect. It will always feel like there are too many bills and too little time.
That is just how life is.
Now I’ not saying to be irresponsible. I don’t want someone to quite their job tomorrow and join clown college because I said to chase your dreams.
The dreams I’m talking about are the kind that make professional sense.
If you have a passion for space and astronomy then maybe it is time to start taking the necessary steps to move your engineering career from cars to NASA.
That is a huge and intimidating step to take if you have a solid career going in the automotive industry. However, if your passion lies elsewhere this is the kind of gamble that makes sense to take.
That is the kind of dream career we’re talking about.
There will never be a perfect time to make the jump, but if you are prepared, do your homework, and play it smart, you can do it.
If your passion is to be a novelist, you don’t need to quit your job, you just need to reorganize your life around that goal.
Make the commitment to stop watching The Walking Dead and Squid Game and instead spend a few hours each night working on your book.
If you really want a new career, go get it.
No more, Someday when I have more time.
No more Once I get my act together.
Take the next step.
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