In our careers, money may seem to be a strong indicator of how well we are doing. Quite frankly, it’s all too easy to think of your current salary as a means to gauge your success. However…is it really? Think back when you were a little kid. We were constantly asked what we wanted to be when we grew up, and our responses had nothing to do with how much money we would be making. Our answers were a direct reflection of what we truly wanted to be…and although the naivety of childhood naturally resulted in answers that would not always realistically allow us to make a living in adulthood, we should never forget the reasons behind our initial career choices.
Too many people sacrifice their happiness for a high salary thinking that eventually, money will make them happier. Well, guess what? It doesn’t always. Sometimes it truly pays to take a pay cut. Perhaps you want to take a job that you are truly passionate about…or perhaps you would like to take a job in a city that is closer to your family. Maybe you would like a job that requires less overtime, or isn’t quite as stressful. Whatever the case, never discredit a job opportunity because of the salary…it may be the best move you’ve ever made.