I quit my job in March of 2015 and started working for myself as a freelance marketing consultant. That’s relevant to my overall point, but so are the events leading up to that decision. I’ve been a “top performer” at every place I’ve worked, but not out of ambition. Just because I find most jobs easy. This has lead me into an unpleasant cycle. I do well at my job, and it becomes too easy or repetitive. I get promoted to some middle management position, which ends up being more responsibility but little power to change things I care about changing. This makes the job worse. I have no desire to either stick that out nor keep moving up the ladder, so I quit.