There’s a guy who gave up his degree course to become a hotel credit manager.
He then went travelling and, while in Hong Kong, got offered a job by a paging company.
He said he’d do it for a year.
After a year, he was persuaded to stay on for another year and, at the end of that year, he was offered a big job which led to a huge job sorting out a failing wireless network.
Four years later the network was IPO’d at a value of $2.5 billion and four years after that it was sold for $30 billion.
Moral: Take chances