“I am getting a better salary , so I want to leave.” Any other reason “No, it’s just the salary, I am happy otherwise.”
I have heard this often in my three decades of career in the corporate world and startups I was a part of.
There is nothing wrong in wanting a higher salary . But I have seen that such individuals don’t go far.
And the reason is the attitude is “what can I get” and this shows up sooner or later.
And I feel it makes sense to let such people go because they will eventually move whenever they find a higher salary somewhere.
And their contribution is transactional.
If you see any successful person in any field you would find that the question they ask is “what can I give , how can I make a difference.”
Money is just a medium of exchange of value . So the real question is “What is the value I am adding in the world.”
And you can best add value if what you do is what you are passionate about , because then it is not work.
When you live by ‘Thank God it is Friday’ you are missing out an opportunity to live life Every Day.
“Thank God it is morning and I want to get off the bed and welcome another beautiful day to make a difference” the shift from “What I can get” to “What can I give” is when you truly live.
You don’t move organisations because you get a pay hike rather move the day you don’t feel like getting out of bed for many days in a row.
It’s not worth just surviving , being part of the 9 to 5 crowd because then you are a commodity. And commodity can be replaced by someone or something cheaper sooner or later.
You have but just one life and it does not make sense to be at the end of life and have regrets of not having lived your passion.
You have a special gift , give your gift to the world, and keep asking “what can I give?” each day in every interaction. Get better each day , add greater value .
In my experience with this attitude in life there is no way the universe will not pay you back. Whatever you do , it does not matter , you will always be in demand . Because you are a artist and you love what you do and it will show up.