We all have various reasons we want and need to work. Obviously, we have bills to pay so we need to be getting paid enough. However, much of the time, when one initially thinks like that, they only think like that. Having a career that you love and that continues to help you grow need to be kept in mind. There is a way to have a balance of these things. There is a career out there for you that does that. You just need to find it but you won’t if you don’t put in the effort.
Pictured is the love-growth-cash triangle which helps you visualize the 3 motivators of why you do something:
1. To learn something new
2. To pay the bills
3. Because they love doing it
Re-evaluate everything you’re working on. Grab a pen right now and draw a triangle for every job, project and hobby. Take a good hard look at each one. What can you do to get more out of that experience? If it’s not helping you max out the bigger triangle, drop it and find something else to spend your time on.
(via Jack Cheng)