Follow Your Dreams
It's amazing what can happen when you make the right decision at the right time. I told them my last day would be August 5th, and immediately started hyperventilating.
The hiring manager for that position thought I was using this as a ploy to get more money or some such thing in the hiring process. My existing manager thought I was angling for a pay-raise.
My team took it as calmly as could be expected, and were even cautiously excited for me. Time after time I discussed my reasons, my epiphany, and that usually began a discussion of their dreams.
I heard more than one dream in those few weeks, and learned a lot about the people I had known for years that I didn't know before.
One co-worker dreams of being a movie producer. Another wants to help the disadvantaged. So many dreams, and suddenly it seems that people were studying their own dreams, examining how they might be possible.
If I could, they could, right?
What you dream of may not happen right now. It may not happen in a year, or five years, but live your dream. It will not happen if you stop.
Lessons Learned #4