Your employer doesn’t want you to pursue your dreams.
Thaaaat’s right, your employer doesn’t want you to strike out on your own to chase your dreams, because that means they will lose your skills and experience, and then have to hire and train a whole new employee. Nor do they don’t want word to get around that such a thing is possible…chasing one’s dreams. Shhh! Your employer wants to keep you just satisfied enough that you get comfortable and continue to settle. They want the rationale for staying put (benefits, flexibility, “growth potential”) to be just strong enough for you to, well, stay put.
Step back and ask yourself, Is this what I wanted to be doing when I was growing up? Working a dead-end, boring job? If the answer is No, then you need to get busy conspiring to get out of that rut and begin chasing something more meaningful.
“I feel like I’m dying from mining for gold.” ~ Cowboy Junkies, Mining for Gold