The following is an extract from a Q&A thread on Quora, highlighting the original question and the most upvoted answer.
Someone asked a question under Entrepreneurship in Quora:
Should I take the entrepreneurship plunge now?
Forgive me for the long question but I’ve been struggling with this decision for quite a while now. I’m currently an (almost) happily employed software developer. Good paycheck, high exposure projects (within my region), responsible for a development division, fast career growth, I work in a medium sized business and between me and the CEO we have a mentorship based relationship.
Day by day, I feel like everything is part of a “job”. The passion and motivation are non existent, and if they do exist, they come in bursts and they don’t span over long periods of time.
I have multiple business ideas, and I know I can make it on my own if I go solo. I’m intrigued by the risks and the freedom, I want to work on the realization of my ideas products.
The problem lies here, I’ve invested so much in my career, I’ve grown so fast, there’s still a lot to learn, there’s still a lot of challenges to solve and there’s a lot of opportunities… But I want my freedom.
If it’s relevant, I’m a high achiever in my early twenties with no savings that can sustain me during the unemployment phase.
Jason M. Lekin responds:
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