Trust Your Gut
There are times when persistence, dedication, devotion are absolutely essential. Nothing great has ever been achieved by flitting from one activity to another, without considered thought for quality, without regard for tangible results. Success - however you define it - depends on this.
But to persist in situations that don't align with your inherent values, that don't feel right in that regard, is a recipe for failure.
It's often hard, though, to let go, for any number of reasons.
The money might be good. We feel a sense of security. We "owe"it to "them". We're paying our dues. We believe there's a big "pay-off" around the corner. Fear of Missing Out.
Thing is, they're all the wrong reasons.
Because there's no payoff - in a true sense - when what we're doing isn't aligned with our values. Who we are, what we believe in, who we want to be.
Sure, there might be an economic pay-off. Thats a good enough reason for some, for whom the economics are the prime reason to do anything. Thats their choice.
But real achievement, real fulfillment, real success operates at the confluence of your values and economics.
Figuring this out and acting on it is essential. And hence, its important to trust your gut. To believe you can figure it out. To know what is right to get you where you want to be.
If that voice in the back of your head says be careful, you probably should be.
If it doesn't feel right, it probably isn't.
Trust your gut.