James was so excited when he landed his first job two years ago. He had been unemployed for almost three years and this new opportunity was something he looked forward to.
He recently walked into my office wanting guidance on his career.
Eight months after landing the job, James realized he did not like it. The work environment was intolerable, the boss was mean and his workload was always increasing. “This is not what I signed up for,” he mentioned.
Each morning he thinks of quitting. However, what holds him back is the fact that the same job he hates is the same one paying his bills.
“I want to leave. But the fact that I will be jobless scares me,” he went on.
Like James, you too could be feeling stuck in a job you hate that not only drains your energy and purpose but your happiness too.
Why then is it so hard to quit?