Things You Need To Know Before You Leave Your 9–5 Corporate Job, Are You Ready?
What is it that you would want to do if you are not afraid?
So now you are planning of going against the current? It’s pretty damn scary, but everything you feel is pretty normal. Successful people like Jeff Bezos, Dwayne “The Rock”, Oprah Winfrey, JK Rowling and Thomas Edison were also working on a 9–5 job and some of them even got fired before they discovered their true potential, they didn’t took the leap smiling, they were as scared as you or probably worse.
The truth is, the image in our mind that everything else could go wrong, is based on very little information. Sometimes, the things that are holding us back were based on theory, projection, instead of looking for people who are already living the life that we want, you need to seek for answers yourself because it will not come to you, you need to find it, and create a plan around it.
The trouble with being in the rat race is that even if you win, you are still a rat. — Lily Tomlin
Get Ready For A Roller Coaster Ride
You have no idea how this feels the moment you handed out your resignation, it’s one of the scariest in life, this is where you need to show up your poker face to your colleagues and your boss, acting like this is the part where you have never been sure in your entire life, but deep inside you are still doing the math, calculating all of your expenses, bills and other stuff, making sure that you had it right, that you will still be alive in the next few months or a year.
There will be times where you feel very excited knowing that you only have a few days or weeks left, but the truth is that the closer the ending is, the more you start questioning yourself if you made the right decision, the doubts will start to crumble and eat you alive, and there will also be days when you are planning of going somewhere for a week or a month just because you can. Roller Coaster.
There will be thousands of reasons not to, but the truth is that none of them matters. If you want more in life, if you feel like you deserve more in life, then you have to remember that nothing happens if you don’t start, if you don’t take the leap and embrace the risk.
You need to make a decision, you need to find a way or create one. You will need to do a lot of hard work, create the momentum, you are going to face a lot of failures and disappointments, you need to be brave, you need to be strong even if no one believes in you, you need to believe that it’s possible because the people before you had already done it.
They work hard even when no one believes in them. Because life shrinks or expands in proportion to your courage.
If this isn’t the life that you want in the next 10 years, then do something about it.
It Feels Like You’ve Got Plenty Of Time, But Actually, It’s A Trap
The moment you had the taste of freedom, freedom from not waking up early in the morning, freedom from going out late, night after night, having the blast of a long month celebration.
The more you think about the work you should be doing, the more you’ll find yourself looking for reasons not to, you will keep telling yourself that you deserve this, to rest, and chill that you haven’t done for a very long time. Day after day, you will fall into this trap, like a rabbit hole you’re squeezing yourself on your own, you wouldn’t want it, don’t fall for it.
Taking your time isn’t bad at all, but you need to have a timeline, you need to have a plan even before you take the leap, create a calculated measure of how you are going to do things on your own, you are responsible for yourself now, take charge and be responsible, and besides this is why you are doing this in the first place.
You need to be awake to the fact that you are now 100% responsible for your own life and wellbeing.
Have the discipline to follow through, once you set your horizon, start moving toward it relentlessly. But remember that your initial plan is just your guide, along the way the map starts filling itself up as you move forward.
The secret to success is building the right habit, it will take you far more than you could imagine.
You Will Feel Broke, Unsuccessful, Anxious, It’s A Whirlwind Kind of Emotions
Chasing your dream is never easy, taking charge of your life is a lot of work, and trying to make something of your own requires a solid resilience, but do know that it’s way better than finding yourself later in life wondering if you could have done more, if you could have become more, if only you have followed your dreams, wondering life’s what-ifs.
If you ever find yourself in a difficult situation, try to find a reason to push yourself one more time, telling yourself to push one more mile will take you far as 10 more, this is the power of focus and perseverance, have the courage to persevere.
But You’ll Learn More About Yourself, You May Stumble Over and Over But You Will Find Strength When You Least Expect It
The moment you feel like everything else is falling apart, that’s when everything else is falling into place. If you ever feel like you can’t do it anymore, you’ll be surprised by how much longer you can go.
The butterfly was once a caterpillar only because they breakthrough, you need to completely shift your way of thinking, the harder it gets, the closer you are to achieving whatever it is that you want. Success belongs to those who don’t give up.
This Time, Everything Starts To Make Sense, You Are No Longer Chasing, They Are.
Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel is the most glorious moment, everything else starts to make sense, everything then feels like you can do anything.