if Steve jobs didn’t quit university he would never have founded apple & pixar. and if mark zuckerberg didn’t quit university, he would never have been able to grow facebook.
if Steve jobs never went to university, he would never have met his started the mac project with his partner who created the Mac. if mark zuckerberg never went to university, he would’ve never have been exposed to the exclusive clubs, he would never have gotten the idea for facebook, and he would never have had the clubs spread it the explosive way that they did.
in other words, according to history: stay in university until you’re actually working on a project that takes all of your time. but history isn’t really a way to predict the future.
for me, it doesn’t really matter where you are, nor what you’re doing. what matters is where you are at a certain point in time, and what are you doing during that point time.
every once in a while a train passes by. to catch it, you have be at the train stop exactly when it stops, and you have to actually leave everything behind and get on the train. and that might feel scary, but if you don’t get on the train, then you chose to miss out. don’t blame life.
so I would say, don’t use your mind. use your guts. do what intuitively feels right, no matter what everyone around you is saying. and if you do that, you have my support, whether you choose to drop out or not.
p.s. to find out what the fear does and how to overcome it: the endless cycle of inventing projects and postponing decisions, and what to do about it.