You’ve probably heard the controversy about “quiet quitting” – the idea that in today’s post-pandemic world, people have lost their motivation and are just “cruising” on the job. Companies across America are concerned about it, as productivity is dramatically dropping.

There may never be a better time to advance in your career goals…

One of the big questions leaders are asking today is “Where have all the go-getters gone?

They’re simply not seeing the level of passion, excitement, or sense of achievement that’s existed in the past.


As a result, leaders are doing everything they can think of to restore that sense of purpose and commitment when it comes to their team.

Obviously, it’s always a good thing to keep your career in perspective. I started mine in broadcasting during a time when “all-nighters” were common. You stayed at work until the job was finished – no matter what that meant for your personal or home life. Even today, I have friends at major studios here in Hollywood that regularly get home at 9 or 10 at night.

So it’s smart and appropriate to know your boundaries. But human nature being what it is, we’re also seeing people taking advantage of that thinking. They’re using this moment in the culture to sit back and collect a paycheck while doing as little work as possible.

I’m not judging them, but that’s exactly why it’s time for you to seize the moment.

Here’s what that means for you:

In a workplace filled with lethargy, discontent, quiet-quitters, and in many cases, outright laziness, this is the time to make your career move.

You want to get noticed, listened to, and recognized? Then step up. Take this opportunity to leave your competition in the dust. Take a risk. Be bold.

Athletes make their move when the competition is sitting on their heels and you can follow their lead. Instead of joining the crowd putting their career into neutral (for whatever reason) this is the time to hit the gas.

Business operates in cycles and the quiet-quitting trend will eventually change. So before that window closes, take the reins and prove that you’re the next leader your organization needs.


This article originally appeared at Phil Cooke, Ph.D. is a media producer and consultant to churches and ministries around the world. His latest book is “Ideas on a Deadline: How to Be Creative When the Clock is Ticking.” Find out more at

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