There's no absolute right or wrong; just do what you think is right.I can't help thinking sometimes if I'm indeed pushing myself on the right track. I don't want to go through the trouble to type a long history, so I shall just summarize in point form.
I have these goals lying in my head for quite a while:
Childhood goal: Start a tuition centre (taking 50% stake in a current centre)
Recent goal: Start a publishing house and publish truly useful educational materials for A levels (I must share my knowledge before I forget or before anything unfortunate happens to me)
New goal: iPhone and Android apps for education purposes (for free downloads to help students)
While I'm working my ass off on these goals, I need money to eat, I need money to invest in the materials to work towards the goal, etc. Yet, my current job is so damn low-paying.
So the question lies here.... should I search for a higher paying job while I work on my goals? Yet, will the new job be so busy that it does not allow me time nor energy to work on my goals?
Don't get me wrong, I like my job, I like what I do as sidelines. But I need to grow as well :x
It's truly a testing moment as I see my job salary remaining moderately stagnant (due to the company itself, a US MNC which isn't doing too well), while I see my friends and siblings getting higher and higher salary increments in government sectors. Yes, I might have achieved more than most my age at the moment due to extra income from tuition, but deep down, I know that isn't anything sustainable. My available time will slowly reduce, my energy will slowly wane...
It makes me wonder if working on my goals while staying stagnant in the job market is the correct move in comparison to climbing the career ladder. The cliche answer is: "only time will tell".... Yet it doesn't help in coming out with any solution.
Finished with lamenting, signing off back to working on my goals.