Those of you who have visited my site before will know of my conviction for entrepreneurship. It really is the only way to keep the soul alive and progressing. A life spent fulfilling and building someone's dreams other than your own, no matter how passionate you are about them, is a life partially fulfilled. Think about it! How many people have you spoken to over the years who have at one point said the famous words, "You know what would be a good idea for a business?" I hear it over and over again, yet, there is no action to follow the idea. They remain in what I like to call, the Employee Rut!
Now in the past, I have really bagged on having a job as if it was the worst punishment anyone could have in this life....and I have to apologize for that. A job has its purpose, and there are some benefits to having one, versus being self employed. It's a lifestyle choice. Without employees there would be no employers. It's the circle of commerce and industry. There must be both and at times you might find yourself being one or the other, wishing you were the other, struggling day in and day out to find an opportunity to become such.
Yet, when you get home from work, it's so easy to eat dinner and just sit down on that couch for a few hours as you plug away on the internet or watch TV. Between spending time with your wife and kids and visiting with friends and family, it's extremely difficult to find the time your entrepreneurial ideas deserve. So you find yourself attempting to stay up late at night trying to figure things out to get things moving, but you tire yourself so quickly and nearly go into a coma the rest of the week when you attempt to stay up a few more hours.
At this point, the job starts to take priority in your life. It's much easier just to wake up, go to work, come home and not have to worry about anything until the next day when you start that drill all over again. Life becomes very predictable....with a bi-weekly paycheck and your schedule mapped out, you get on a routine. This routine is so habitual that it becomes nearly impossible to fit anything else around it. You are now 12 inches deep in the mud and are spinning your wheels every time you attempt to get out of the rut you're in.
This is what I mean by the Employee Rut. Not that it's a bad thing. Some do prefer and enjoy being in this rut....but it rips the spirit out of others. At times in your life, you may find yourself in this rut, not because you want to be there, but because your past choices have landed you there. Don't become content with your lot! Get out as soon as you have the opportunity to, or the entrepreneurial spirit within will begin to diminish. Plan to succeed. Act on those ideas you have or someone else will, I promise you that. How many times have your ideas been so called, "Stolen," by someone who acted instead of speculated about "Good ideas for a business."
The world is full of people who can fill the ruts on the road to success.....but lacking those who have the fortitude and the ambition to make their way around, through, in and out of these ruts until they reach their destination. If there is a single ounce of entrepreneur in you, join the minority and live a life fulfilling and building your dreams! If you don't, enjoy what you are doing now...because you'll probably be doing it for the rest of your life.