You Don’t Need Anyone’s Permission


If you are considering entrepreneurship, nobody is going to come along and suggest to you that it might be a good idea. Certainly, nobody is going to give you permission. If you are married, your spouse is unlikely to say, “Hey, I know what you should do today. You should quit your full time job, take from our savings, and put it in a start-up company at great risk to us and our children’s future! Where do I sign up?”

Nobody who cares about your well being is going to suggest that entrepreneurship is a good idea. Because they know that chances are as an entrepreneur you are going to be worse off than you are now.

Financially, entrepreneurship is a lousy idea. Do it anyway.

Entrepreneurship is not easy. Nothing worth doing is altogether easy when you really think about it. No interesting questions are terribly easy to answer. No juicy problems are easy to solve. But the rewards are plentiful.

Entrepreneurship is tough. It requires energy, devotion, grit, gusto, and an enormous amount of work. Nobody is going to come by your office and suggest that you ought to do it, and if you ask, nobody is going to suggest that they approve, for the most part.

But, remember the choice is yours and yours alone. It’s your life. This is not a dress rehearsal. This is the show. It’s YOUR show. Only yours. You’re on!

You don’t need anyone’s permission to become an entrepreneur. Only you can write the script of your life; don’t let anyone else hold the pen.

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