So, throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. You must cut yourself loose from the past and open your eyes to the present. AVOID "warm-up" jokes, unless you're a comedian. Marilyn Vos Savant.
DON'T put all your eggs in this one basket. Uncertainty and stress are inevitable.
It takes patience , it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. Where will your next success lie? To achieve success, you must be willing to take risks and step out of your comfort zone.