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9. Do You Have the Patience of a Ninja?
This guy, Izzy, left his job to become a ninja. And all the little boys in the world said in unison, "WHAT?!" But it didn't happen overnight. Izzy told me: "There's a lot of information out there that implies (or directly states) we should drop everything and pursue a dream. Often the pursuit of a dream is seen as this either-or type of thing. But in reality there is a transition period." As he shares on his site and in his TEDx talk, he had a long path between leaving his deadening career behind and realizing his lifelong dream, including, um, a year of living at home with his parents to save up the money for his sojourn to Japan.
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