Jump before you are pushed!
Jump before you are pushed! And if you are pushed, don't forget to say thank you.
You became redundant, your department was downsized, you were let go. Don't forget to say thank you. It could have taken a life-threatening sickness to force you to switch paths. You've been done a great favour; this is your chance to saddle up and beat RESISTANCE. Live what's in you
Page borrowed from The War of Art, by Steven Pressfield.
If you are worried about the judgement of others - you are lost before you have even begun because those who love you dearest will try and convince you of your madness. Like the story of the crabs in a bucket - one crab has his massive pincer over the bucket's edge, ready to escape, but the other crabs pull him down to the safety of certain death.
Do you want to succeed? Will you focus with single mind and every ounce of your energy? Then you are IN, you are ON YOUR WAY, you are as good as THERE.