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Taking Risks

I don't think the timing could have been more convenient in my taking on Entrepreneurial studies alongside running an actual freelance business


Having said that, this reminds me that throughout the years, I've often bitten off more than I can chew and then found myself being overwhelmed with all these important responsibilities and tasks, none of which I would ever want to quit on. If I've committed myself to responsibility, I prefer to see it through.


But, I did learn that sometimes the best thing you can do is drop some of those plates you're spinning. It may kill you a little inside, but every now and then it just has to be done.


For example, only a handful of years ago I had committed myself to 4 voluntary positions outside my main job, as well as studying for a degree, not to mention all the other standard but necessary day-to-day life stuff. I thought long and hard about what I should do and come to the conclusion that I simply couldn't fulfill all these obligations, so I chose the voluntary role that meant the most to me and dropped the others.


I recently found myself in similar circumstances, with two jobs, and upcoming post-grad studies. Even with taking away the commute to the office by working from home, I still had almost no free time and felt a bit like a robot, working morning to night. I decided to resign from my full-time employment so that I could focus primarily on becoming fully self-employed coupled with business studies. I mean, they go hand in hand. It made sense.


Yes, it was a leap of faith to some extent, but it's not like it wasn't well thought out. This was a thoroughly calculated plan of action, and one I was willing to take a chance on. There are still some elements of uncertainty with my circumstances, but I have ultimate faith in myself that no matter what happens, everything will work out just fine. I'll make sure of it.


Don't be afraid to have faith in yourself.


But don't forget to have a plan.