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Quitting your full-time job

Last updated Nov 4, 2022

It’s not easy to quit your first full-time job, especially if you don’t have anything lined up afterwards. However, the experience of overcoming your fear and doubt will teach you how to engage with freedom. Here’s the thread I posted when I quit:

After leaving, you’ll probably feel aimless and a bit nervous. In an absolute sense, your freedom hasn’t really increased, but your willingness to take action—your Agency—has increased tremendously. This can be dangerous, so make an effort to avoid doing anything stupid in the first few weeks after quitting.

After the initial shock passes, you’ll encounter a period of curiosity and rapid personal growth. For the first time in my life, at age 23, I had no responsibilities and nobody telling me what to do. The lack of rules and limitations helped me become more optimistic and hopeful.

I am the sole arbiter of my life, and my highest priority is to ensure that it’s interesting, exciting, and constantly improving.

The book that encouraged me to take the leap is The Pathless Path , by Paul Millerd . It’s worth a read even if you’re not thinking about leaving your job.

See also Making money.