Really tough question ... the short answer is most times you don’t know with any kind of Engineering precision. Taking that leap of faith means; IMHO peering through the fog that shrouds success, deciding based on what you know at the time that success is achievable and going all in by “burning your boat.” Here are some of my suggestions for your consideration on how to decide if today is leap day;
- Don’t give up your day job too soon! (I know it is not a question but ...) - Can you feed yourself? - How are things on the home front? - Are you ready to burn your boat? - If everything goes wrong and you fail ... are you OK with that? - Do you have a business partner(s)? - How do you feel about your idea? - How do you feel about making the leap? - What will you do to make the business successful?
I will be writing a post on each of the points above over the next few weeks.
- Ian Graham
PS, Leap Day for TheCodeFactory was February 29th, 2008 ... and that is a TRUE Story.