Niall asks four questions, which I will copy directly:
- What is the worst possible likely outcome?
- What is the best possible likely outcome?
- Is it likely that I’ll regret this, if I do it and it turns out poorly?
- Is it likely that I’ll regret not doing this, if I pass it up?
What is the best possible likely outcome? This is also easy: I enjoy teaching enough to stay in Japan with an extended contract to teach for three to four years. A better, though less likely, outcome is to open my own English school a few years after moving. Oddly enough, this is probably what my mother would list as the worst possible outcome. Sorry, Mom.
Even if I do come back after a year, I'll have spent a year living in a completely different culture, become fluent in a second language, and have a LOT of stories to tell.
If I don't do it, I would have a lot of regrets. I would also be back to spending hours each week thinking about what I want to do with my life. I'm tired of that. I want to move on. I want to have an adventure, not think about having an adventure.
What's your adventure? What imaginary risks are holding you back? Watch this and think about it: