Why aren’t you quitting your job?

“I feel suffocated.”
“I am dying daily.”
“I am not meant for this.”

This is what people say, who believe they are stuck in the wrong job. Alright, so why don’t you make a move and grab what you have to do?

“I have a plan, I am just waiting for the right time to execute it.”

And how would you describe that ‘right time’ be? Waiting for just another appraisal for the feel good factor that you can have so that you can brag about it for the next one year, with the ‘killing’ part of your job standing right behind you!

Do you find the daily routine that you follow, exciting and joyous?
Do you feel your job gives you a kick?
A simple one, are you enjoying doing whatever you are asked to do, as your job?

Those stuck with ‘no’  as an answer, are well, like me!
Welcome to club of eternal non-happiness. We are the breed who can crib about their respective jobs for as long as we want, but cannot gather the strength-in-pieces to resign.

I know, ‘resignation’ gives you shudders.  It is in fact a big decision, rather, a high risk decision.  So what, if you have a high blood pressure, a sensational back pain, a forever sad look on your face, which is further enhanced by the growing bald patch on your overused head!
I mean, seriously! Who cares, right?


You are going where all others are going. You are following them, not your dream. You stepped out of college, blindfolded yourself, and jumped into a well. It is high time you accept, whatever you are doing, if it is not making you happy, you ought to change it.

What exactly you think is stopping you to make that decision?

1. Right time?
There is no such thing as right time. The sooner you make a decision, the better it is. Why slug in a job where you see no future. And if you don’t see a future anywhere, you better go soul searching.

Company as in the name or the company of your friends? Well, a brand is a brand, but if you don’t have a life, you will, for sure, die an unbranded-death.
Friends or colleagues? Seriously? You are working and earning, not playing with your kindergarten buddies.
You create an environment yourself! People matter, but only when  you are happy about everything you are doing.

3.Guarantee of success?
This is tricky, I know. You leave a well established job, knowing nothing about the next venture you plan to start. The success rates are not visible from where you stand. Agreed. But so is life!
Trust yourself, and take a leap of faith.

You don’t take the decisions of life for a short term basis. You think and you rethink. And when you start rethinking, you over think!
Sometimes, in life, some decisions taken in an impulse, are the decisions you always want. Not that being impulsive is the requirement of the hour, but thinking over and over again, can screw your life!

For some confused souls, the questions still holds, Why aren’t you quitting your job?”


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Madhuri Iyer
    Feb 19, 2012 @ 21:50:54

    This exactly was the motivational post i was looking for 😛

    I want to quit, but need another job naa :p

    Sigh. Employment is very overrated, i tell u :-/

    itna serious post kyun?? very unlike u!! 😛


  2. Brij
    Mar 07, 2012 @ 05:02:03

    nice thoughts Nidhi. a good one. i read and wrote a long reply.:-) was about to post then thought let me refine it was not making much sense.hehe
    I wanted to write from so many days as i am going through the same thoughts . I am inspired by blog but the other way around.:p ..
    i will post soon here about it .It will be my first try to write something , so just refining it.:p

    Its always peaceful to read your blogs!! keep it up!!


    • nidhi14jain
      Mar 07, 2012 @ 16:49:00

      Hey Brij!

      You see how easy it is to connect with the people around you with the same thoughts. The irony is, every one feels the same way (almost) when it comes to a job that you feel you are stuck in.

      A good effort pays. Happy writing!


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