May 20, 2019 - 04:24 PM
Other options: You can quit the job that you accepted for financial stability when you have saved enough to work your dream job for less money, or you can keep your job that provides financial stability and fulfill your passion by volunteering, for example.
A Stanford University study found that urging people to find their passion "may lead them to put all their eggs in one basket but then to drop that basket when it becomes difficult to carry." One thing to consider when accepting a job for only the money is getting a handle on whether or not there will be opportunities to grow or learn in the job. Not having those elements present can stagnate your career and lead to a dead end when your lack of enthusiasm for the job doesn't result in promotions or career growth. Making a decision may come down to the reality of being able to pay your rent and put food on the table, while also doing something in your life that fuels your passion.