we have been thinking all weekend of this dear reader, who inquired last week after bras and ranties’ humble opinion on the next move in her work (slash life) adventure. we uncharacteristically chose to sit with our answer for a while, for fear our propensity for risk and action may not be the optimal strategy for most. but every which way we put our mind to it, we came back to the same answer.
yes. you should quit your job. you should do it today.
some of you sit at your desk this moment, reading bras and ranties for a snack of the real world. a moment to forget the eight (nine, ten) hour grinds that your job consists of. whichever way you slice it, your job sucks.
the fact of the matter is that few (if any) will realize great success while working for someone else. companies are, in their essence, a pyramid scheme. those at the top win, in all definitions of the word. because it’s their own.
consider if your skills are marketable in a freelance capacity and how many hours worth of work you need to pay the bills. build up your racket and away you go. and if your skill set isn’t one that that can make you money? then you should really be listening.
award yourself the ability to explore your whims and curiosities while they’re still there, because we have a feeling they fade if continually ignored. have the confidence to walk away and see where you end up. see what you’re capable of. see what you’re made of. good luck to you.
whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. boldness has a genius, power and magic in it. goethe