When your in the moment and grinding away at working, it’s important to remember what/why you are working.
Some people love their career choice and can’t wait to go to work. For me my job is a means-to-an-end. It doesn’t define me and I don’t particularly like it. I work to support and provide for the many persons living under my roof. It’s not a dream job. It’s a job I tolerate, some days better than others, and put up with to get money. It is a very shallow and base mindset I have towards my job. So why not do something different?
A few reasons:
- It pays decently (enough to support us and allow us to save a good size chunk).
- I am able to work from home. No commute, $$ savings, less stress, more flexibility.
- At this point in life I am not in a position to be taking risks.
At some point in the future, 7-10 years from now, I will pull the plug on the job and be “retired”. Then I will play hard. For now I play semi-hard. While I have to work 40 hours a week, I still get to have a fair amount of fun and do things I enjoy: family time, running, working on cars. At this point in my life it is a balancing act between Work and Play.