You know what great General’s used to do with their armies in the old days. Land at the destination and then burn the ships. That way the troops know that the only way home is to win the battle on the way back.
A great motivator but I doubt it would go down very well today. Well I have been working for myself in my spare time for a few years on different projects and always saying to myself that I would quit the day job when the time was right.
Recently I came to the conclusion that there is never an ideal time to go it alone. There is always some excuse you can throw up to delay it just a little bit longer. In fact the longer you delay it the more of a habit it becomes to wait just a little bit more.
Well enough is enough. I have handed in my notice at work and will be officially freed from the shackles of employment on the 1st of Feb 2006.
But one change in your life is never enough and so I am also moving to Australia (from the UK) at the same time. Not for the rest of my life but to spend a few years enjoying the nice weather, sandy beaches and kangaroo burgers. Surely they have room for one more over there? As luck would have it I married an Ozzie sheila so I can sneak in without being a plumber (apparently they are in desperate need of plumbers over there).
Leaving my job and moving are not exactly the same risk as burning the only ship home but it is certainly a big step. I think it should be pretty easy to motivate myself during the long evenings now I have a date to target.
Now I need to start practicing the local lingo. See ya later cobber.