Burning platforms

A burning platform is not the only way to create a sense of urgency for change.

Ask parents. A sense of urgency can also be created by an aspirational trigger. Something that makes you see yourself as needing to be fundamentally better, not that your current situation is uninhabitable, but the future situation is more desirable.

A big mistake is creating a burning platform when everyone sees that the current situation is not really dire. They will treat your change as a drill and return to their default mode when the burning platform (that happens to be you) burns out.

– Osasu Oviawe