I took actionable steps to focus on my long-term goals. I burned bridges when I left Microsoft and purchased a home in Seattle prior to attending my MBA program to prevent myself from being seduced by investment banking and consulting firms. I developed lofty goals and fought back criticism from family and friends. When I started my entrepreneurial development, I had pieces in place?the finances, the software background, and the business education. I was set to go, and I will give it the time it takes.
Burning bridges is probably not the best way to go, but there are some good ideas in this blog.