Entrepreneurs can’t quit in more than one way.
They can’t quit the office before work is done. While employees have a strict 9 to 5 job, you’re the one that shuts the lights down each evening. Ok, if everything goes well, you might get to the point where you can leave earlier or maybe don’t come at all.
You can’t quit to a longer vacation. Are you feeling tired? Need to sleep? Promised your family a nice vacation away? Give me a dollar for every small business entrepreneur that can’t leave his business for a proper vacation, and I promise you, I will invest wisely. Like buying half of Google or something… the rest I would donate!
If you have the entrepreneurship bug, you can’t quit. Get back to the simple employee status, and I can bet you will feel un-complete. You can do more with your life. Once you realize the sky is your limit, any tree is too short for you.
And most importantly, you can’t quit if things don’t go as planned. If you are working for the Man, you can call in sick. You can switch jobs if you are not performing to the level. If it sucks, you have options. Not if you are an entrepreneur. No matter how hard it is, you have to get further. You have bills, employees, and self-pride to take care of.
If you finally get to the point where you realize quitting is not an option, things will get easier. Fewer choices, fewer things to think about. If you can’t quit, you will stop questioning yourself if you took the right decision, and entrepreneurship fear will be an overrated concept.