HAVE FAITH

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re­alised the com­pany didn’t care how many Fri­day nights she had sac­ri­ficed to work, or the fact that for five years, she had worked in­stead of go­ing home for the hol­i­days.

When de­cid­ing whether to leave, Sara even rec­om­mends pon­der­ing death. The early death of her mother from cancer at age 49 prompted her own soul-search­ing. She says that she asked her­self: “If I died to­mor­row, would I feel good about the life I’ve lived? Would I feel that I had lived broadly and bravely and fully? The an­swer was no.” That’s what Sam Polk, a for­mer Wall Street trader, tells those who are scared of leav­ing their jobs. “You can­not see what will hap­pen if you leave but that doesn’t mean noth­ing’s there. It just means you can­not see it. It’s a test be­tween trust and fear, be­tween faith and fear. Are you will­ing to trust that you have the skills, what­ever your spir­i­tual be­liefs are, that the uni­verse will pro­vide for you or that you have enough skill or char­ac­ter or in­tegrity to take care of yourself and hold out long enough to see what’s be­hind that cor­ner?

“I’ve done a lot of vol­un­teer work, and I started Gro­cery­ships (a non-profit aimed at help­ing to feed poor fam­i­lies) and I wrote a book. I couldn’t have seen this four years ago. If I’d let my­self be weighed down by my fear, then some­thing like this would have never hap­pened, so thank God I left.”

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