Your career is a struggle. You work at a mediocre job. The company is the opposite of inspiring. You’ve recently taken on more work because a coworker quit unexpectedly. Your boss doesn’t pay much attention to you. You haven’t had a raise in three years.
Each day you fantasize about getting fired from your job. Not because you want to get fired. You just don’t know where to go from here. You can’t decide what’s worse: a job search or staying put in your mediocre job. You think that if they fired you, you’d have no choice but to look for a new job. You daydream about a new career, something that pays better, something less soul-crushing. You have no idea what career that would be.
You walk to the bathroom. You pass the daily announcements board. You read today’s motivational quote: