Do you dream of quitting your job, even if things are going quite well? Do you fantasize about doings something totally different, perhaps changing careers, moving cities or just taking a break? And have you been marinating on this possibility for years, unsure of how to act?
If so, I’d like to offer a simple framework that might help you find some clarity. This has been a hit in my social circle, which largely comprises late-20s & mid-30s professionals in successfully good careers, but nearly all afflicted by a pandemic of dissatisfaction, decision paralysis, anxiety and general “meh-ness”. Admittedly, the framework I lay out here isn’t mine and came to me via my friend Rohith Salim, but I take the liberty of laying it out here because it might help a reader or two.
Here it goes. There are six games that one can play in their lives: