17 (Often Overlooked) Signs It’s Time To Change Professions

Though you enjoy your time off, you develop an impending sense of dread each Sunday evening around 7 PM.

Thought Catalog
4 min readMay 19, 2023
Anna Shvets

By Heidi Priebe

1. You can’t remember the last time you felt excited about a project at work.

Not every task is going to blow your mind, but if you’re consistently uninspired by your day-to-day undertakings, really without exception, it may be an indication that the job is not a great fit for you. Your interest should be sparked at least a fraction of the time.

2. You’re only staying for the money.

You keep telling yourself you’ll quit after the end-of-year bonus or your next big paycheck. No, the next one… And then suddenly it’s three years later and you’re sitting at the exact same desk. The truth is, there will never be a good time to leave a stable source of income. There will only be a time when the satisfaction of doing so finally outweighs the financial risk.

3. Your strengths are not being emphasized (or optimized).

You have a creative mind and a commitment to excellence but you are stuck with tasks that downplay your natural abilities. Your best self has no place in your workspace — which is unfortunate because…

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