What makes you brave enough to quit your job and leave everything behind?

What makes you brave enough to quit your job and leave everything behind?

Look into your future

I remember being 20, and the only English Literature student that had won an internship during the credit crunch at Deloitte.

Relatively I was doing well. Especially with my working class roots and all.

Then I saw one of the directors (about 7 years from where I was)

He was earning $350k salary (exc. full comp). Had probably 3 properties and a wife and children.

  • His eyes looked glassy, shrunken
  • Any boyish life that existed in there once was now long gone
  • The smile was weary
  • He was caught up in the minutiae of work
  • Small talk was hollow, strained

He was also considered the epitome of what we could become.

It was bloody scary

I quit soon after

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You will receive all kinds of advice here. And the sensible thing to do is build up something on the side and then leave.

It all depends upon how fast you want this train to leave the station however. If you’ve already been considering this question for years and have saved/spent/saved/spent than that might not work for you.

If that hasn’t.

Jump from the plane without a parachute. You can build the hot air balloon whilst falling.

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I can’t tell you what to do.

But heed these words:

transcribed from bravery to quit a job