I like this quote:
All human beings are entrepreneurs. When we were in the caves, we were all self-employed … finding our food, feeding ourselves. That’s where human history began. As civilization came, we suppressed it. We became ‘labor’ because they stamped us, ‘You are labor.’ We forgot that we are entrepreneurs.
– Muhammad Yunus
Also, as stated in “The Start-up Of You”, that doesn’t mean that we were all made to start our own companies. It means that we’re creative in nature and that we should invest in something, even if that something is simply our own interests, talents or goals.
Investing doesn’t mean using a bunch of money to get in on the ground floor of some giant enterprise. Investing simply means that we spend our time, talents and efforts on the things we consider important.
And don’t let the world dictate what those things are. Pick something you like and go with it. It doesn’t have to be popular, fun, interesting or worth while in the eyes of anyone but you.
Because it’s YOUR time. YOUR efforts. YOUR interest.
Or simply because it’s YOU.