Your work puts food on the table, lets you pay your rent or mortgage, buys you your necessities, and gets you things that you’ve saved up for. Going through the daily motions of doing what’s on schedule and ending the day to go home and recharge for another day of work can fill you with either excitement or dread. Just how do you know when you’re still happy and productive? How can you tell when it’s time to start doing something else? Well, career books will show you a lot of different signs, but in the end, experts tend to agree on the following indication when the time is right to shift in another direction.
You reach a stage where you feel that your pay no matter how sufficient, no longer gives you satisfaction.
You do your job well and get paid just right (or more than enough), but when you search your feelings, you realize that there’s something lacking that you just couldn’t put your finger on. Once you reach this stage, you can re-assess your priorities and make an inventory of your skills and abilities. Chances are, you’d discover that you can do much more with the potential of earning just a bit more.