The brief excerpt below is from the book; 50 Interviews: Entrepreneurs Thriving in Uncertain Times. The award winning 300 page book includes exclusive interviews with over 50 successful entrepreneurs in a variety of industries.
The million dollar question is if you had a million dollars in the bank right now would you go to work tomorrow? If the answer is no then I would say you aren’t doing the thing that is right for you. When people ask you about your plans and the future think about this: If I had asked you five or 10 years ago where you would be, would you have described the place you are now? I bet your answer would not only be no, but nowhere remotely close to what you had thought. So the next question I would ask you is, “Why are you spending so much time planning for the future?” If you could know the exact moment you were going to die, would you want to know? What if instead of waiting for everything to be perfect, you start living your dreams and aspirations now? I credit this final tidbit to the wisdom of a fortune cookie I once got. I did this with Leap! It could have easily been said that I did not have the money or time, but I made a movie that if people watch, will cause them to think for themselves.
Be sure to check out the interview with Chad Cameron in 50 Entrepreneurs: Thriving in Uncertain Times.