Monday, June 20, 2011 4:19 PM EDT
When you have what most people consider a "good" job, it is easy to feel obligated to stay where you are. After all, you have what most people want, right? It may be true most people settle for a "good" job, but then there are some of us who aren't satisfied with that. We want work that feeds our passion. Work that has meaning that extends beyond a paycheck. And we need work that lends itself to the lifestyle we want instead of a job that forces us into survival mode: just hanging on, tolerating Monday through Friday and spending the weekend to detoxifying emotionally and mentally.
For anyone whose ambition is nudging you on to make your next best career move, here are a few thoughts on breaking free from the bad trap of a good job:
Getting out of the trap of bad job requires creating success on your own terms instead of settling. It's living out the experience of finding work that meets the requirements of your financial needs and aligns with your purposed passion. Even when it seems like having both a career you love and one that allows you to earn what you need, refuse to believe that you have to choose one over the other. The good news is you can escape the bad trap. The greater news is you are the key to your own freedom.
Tai Goodwin is a career and business coach who specifically works with professionals who are launching a business while working full-time.