Are you running to a new job — or from your current one?

Hank Boyer

If you are contemplating making a job change, it's time to ask yourself the hard question: How much of your motivation is running to a new opportunity, versus running from your present situation?

There are some days that every employee dreads strapping on the uniform and going to work. And there are some jobs that downright sap the joy out of working.

When the moment comes that you begin considering whether you want to make a change, you must first determine what you are running to, or running from.

The downside: Running from

If your primary motivation is to leave a particular job, then almost everything out there will look good to you. You'll be in such a hurry to leave that — almost guaranteed — you'll overlook some significant aspect about that new job that will turn sour once you are there for a little while.

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