Stop Chasing a Career — Collect Life Experiences Instead

When you’re about to burn your bridges, read this

Lucien Lecarme
6 min readMay 23


Photo by Jorge Saavedra on Unsplash

Your work should enrich you. Apart from the $$$

When it doesn’t, stop yesterday.

You can’t buy back your time with money.

Conversely, all humans need a certain degree of certainty to function.

The idea of a career is slowly becoming prehistoric.

Society is changing rapidly. The emergence of Internet-related jobs combined with The work from Home culture sparked an eruption of freelancers worldwide.

Combine this with a spiritual awakening of millions of people, and you get digital nomads spreading to spiritual hubs like Ibiza and Tulum like wildfire. I notice a gradual shift from putting money, security and career first to valuing time, inner growth and purpose more.

Listen to my life story when you feel stuck in work that might pay well but doesn’t spark that inner flame called inspiration. Avoid making the same mistakes I made.

With higher risk comes more opportunities for failure.

Without going to where the most fear resides, you’ll never conquer your highest dream and feel a kick-ass hero victory.

To hold on or to let go, that’s the question.

Changing your career for the unknown depends on your internal value system.

I will present two extremes regarding holding on and letting go of security.

When you feel great about your career and security and wish everything stays the same, listen to this voice and stay where you are.

But…there is always a but

The longer you stay in a job, the more difficult it is to resign. There is social and peer pressure, and the question ‘What to do next?’ might feel like peaking into a deep dark hole. Some people never leap. And that’s fine.

The second way is when you feel deep inside, there is more. Morpheus whispered that you felt a splinter in your head most of your life. Deep inside, your hidden dreams grow bigger and bigger. You take the red pill and let go.



Lucien Lecarme

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