How many times have we felt that we’ve reached a dead-end? I remember working at a well paying job and thinking “what’s next?” I’ve gotten promoted, I earned the respect of my managers and colleagues, but I personally felt that I was underachieving. You may be asking, ‘why would I feel such a way?’ To put it simply, things got too easy and difficult at the same time.
I learned the jargon, the ins and outs of our system and familiarized myself with the scripts and was mindlessly going about my day. That was the easy part and I felt that I’ve touched the ceiling. Now, what made things difficult was my time was very limited and I felt as if the walls were caving in. I was interested and more than willing to pick up new skills, learn new program languages and finish school, but my job was in the way.
I re-applied to take some classes at the local community college with hopes of finishing what I started and felt good doing so. I recall happily breaking the news to my manager only to discover it was either work or school. I couldn’t work anything less than 40 hours and my school schedule was very demanding as well.
After carefully weighing my options, I apprehensively chose school. The future was murky and the uncertainties were too stressful to consider. I turned to faith to drive me through a brick wall of doubts. I knew the money I grew accustomed to enjoying would cease, but that was a sacrifice I was will to make. Especially if the end goal meant finishing school.
A small key to my turning point was a book that my uncle had laying around his room. I remember thumbing through it and gaining some precious insight as to how time should be valued above money. This was years prior to facing a fork in the road. It all came back to me. When I understood that, along with other very critical insight and wisdom, ditching a job to equip myself with more knowledge to offer more value appeared to be a no-brainer.
When I mentioned that I turned to faith, I turned to a very important book. The Bible, to be specific.
Reading it was not motivated by financial gain. Instead, I had a goal of developing a stronger trust in God and clearer direction to help me manage the life He’s given me and everything else He supplied.
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