Written and directed by Ricky Gervais, I recently binge-watched The Office. Yes, I know I’m like 16 years late, but being such a huge fan of the US version I thought it was necessary to watch it. The US version is far better, IMO. 

But it was Tim and Dawn’s comments about work and ambitions that hit home. From becoming bored of the job, to needing a kick up the butt to actually do something productive, here are some quotes that you just might relate to:

Eventually any passion for your job begins to fade and all interest is lost. 

There’s no way of changing your mindset now. The damage is done, you’re no longer happy and you need to move on ASAP.

The saying goes that it’s easier to find a job when you already have one. But does having a job hinder you from pursuing the job you really want? Is it fear of leaving a comfortable, but not exhilarating job for the unknown?

If you don’t take the chance, you could live to regret it. It’s better to try than wonder “what if”.

But you keep putting off your plans.  

Continuously telling yourself that eventually it will work out.

But it becomes increasingly more difficult to stay positive, especially as you’re not where you thought you’d be.

Hey, at least everyone else is doing well. What are they doing that I’m not?!

You tell yourself the job is only temporary, but the weeks, months, even years roll by and nothing has changed.

Ultimately, you accept that it’s time to put your dreams to bed. Sometimes they’re just not practical anymore. Although there will always be a part of you that still believes.

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