A stable check should pay your passions forward. If you’re holding on to a temporary gig to only keep the lights on, it may be time to cash out for a better opportunity. Before you slap that two-week notice on your boss’ desk, set up a cushion that covers your necessary funds for at least three months. Refresh your résumé and apply to all positions that pique even the slightest interest. Even if you don’t get the immediate call-back, trust that your struggle now will mean success later.