“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.” – Ephesians 5:16 (ESV)
“Are you reeling in the years? Stowing away the time?” – Steely Dan
Is the work you’re doing right now worth what you are getting for it? It’s not just a question of money; does your work reward you in all ways enough to compensate for what it costs you?
Is it worth the time that you spend on it? The parts of your life that you trade for it? What’s the impact on your family, or your friends? Is it worth it?
If it’s not, you need to sit down today and make a plan for finding other work that is. Life is far too short to spend doing work that’s not worth the time. It’s easier to contemplate the cost of changing your life when you see clearly the cost of keeping it the same.