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If somebody gives you a definitive answer to this question, do not listen to them. This is something which you can’t let others decide for you, since nobody knows what you are capable of more than you yourself. In the end, it’s all about asking the right questions. Are you currently happy where you’re employed? Have you had enough of your job? Are you living up to your full potential? Do you think you’re capable of much more than what you’re currently doing? Do you want to stick to the career you’ve built or are you ready to take on a new challenge? Do you have an idea? Have you done your research? Are you passionate about the business you want to start? You are the only one who can decide on whether or not you’re ready to do a startup based on your answer to these questions.
Most people these days work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit. This has become the sad truth of life that most people are willing to accept as they are satisfied with where they are in life. Most of them are not willing to take the risk and get out of their comfort zones to get what they really want even if they are not happy with their current job. This does not mean you cannot work on your business as a side hustle while still working a day job if you’re willing to sacrifice your free time now to reap the reward later. Many successful entrepreneurs have made their business a success taking this path. Research has shown that the people who have taken the hybrid path are 33% more successful than their counterparts.
John Wooden, a famous basketball player and coach once said, “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out”. In simpler words it means you have to make the best of the situation you are in and keep grinding for what you want. And isn’t that what entrepreneurship is all about? Only you can decide what is best for you keeping in mind nothing that’s forced can ever be right if it doesn’t come naturally. The only way of doing great work is to love what you do and never settling for anything less.
Finally, keeping in mind that starting a new business is going to be way more challenging than you imagined. But as the late Steve Jobs said, “I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance”. After evaluating everything you would be the best judge to know what are the right steps to be taken and the right time to do those steps.