A frog in warm water

What happens if you put a frog into a pot of boiling water? It will leap out instantly. On the other hand, what happens if you put a frog into a pot of cold water and steadily heat it up? In this case, the frog will stay in the pot until it dies. Although it’s painless and comfortable, the frog is unaware of the slowly change that is going on.
The takeaway here is that taking the leap is uncomfortable while the pot is warm. You get used to it and over time, the cost of leaving is higher and higher.
You put emotions into your work, projects, jobs, … And not only that, you put time and resources on it, what makes it even more difficult to notice what’s going on.
It can be comfortable keeping your full-time job with a high salary, but if you’re actually in a pot that’s going to kill you, you better do something about it. Again, timing is everything. You might be able to plan an exit and take the leap when the time comes. However, there are times when taking immediate action is critical for your safety.
Rethink where you put your time and resources. Then, consider where it’s leading you.
Don’t forget what happened to the frog in the warm pot.
[Sometimes is difficult to distinguish where you are with a project or job. So I recommend you a book called The Dip by Seth Godin. It’s all you need to know whether you’re in a hot pot or not.]