If you were ever a Trekie, you will really appreciate the following episode anecdote, but if you have never been one, it still gives a great message about not giving up.
Certain crew members, including Spock, McCoy, and Scott, were part of a shuttle crew lost in space and trapped on a planet without communications. Facing immediate annihilation from the inhabitants of that world, 6 survivors just worked desperately to get the shuttle airborne and back into space. The assumption was that the mother ship, the Enterprise was long gone, and that their life expectancy would be about 2 days based upon fuel and life support before orbit decayed and they burned up in the atmosphere. But they were as good as dead if they stayed another hour on the surface.
Shortly after they were in orbit in the upper atmosphere, Spock suddenly, apparently insanely, ejects the two remaining fuel tanks and detonates them -- leaving them all about 10 minutes to live. McCoy who couldn't stop him just shouts, "Why Spock, why?!" A moment later, Scott's face shines in a big smile, "Why Mr. Spock, you sent up a flare. -- Aye, it was a good gamble." Spock just stares forward blankly and replies, "It was illogical. There's no one out there to see it."
The mother ship the Enterprise was running out of time to leave on an urgent mission to a colony, and the assumption that it was gone was very solid. However, Kirk used every conceivable stall in the book until an accompanying commodore threatened to take command of the ship and probably court martial Kirk if he didn't abandon the crew members and get moving. Still delaying till the last possible moment, he slowed their exit to a crawl as well and ordering scanning to continue even as they were pulling away from the planetary system. Sure enough, they pick up the detonations, and beam the 6 aboard a moment before the shuttle burns up.
When McCoy accuses Spock of a purely emotional act of desperation, Spock points out and Kirk agrees, that under the circumstances (what are two days going to do for you compared to a shot at a full future life), his action was actually the most rational course to pursue.
I know this is a stupid little story, but it has a message. Who knows where you might be in this story. Are you running out of air? Are there rumors of a lay off? Are you living on unemployment? Doing something or make a stand before you get to a serious point in your life, would be the smart move. Plan ahead, brain storm, build a business plan, just do something before you are desperate!
Could becoming a business owner be like Captain Kirk beaming you up at the last second? The problem is not starting a business, for it can happen quickly, but being successful usually takes time and hard work. Becoming an entrepreneur might or might not be your answer, but until you have the facts, do your home work and do your test runs, you’ll never know. Get started on your idea sooner than later, for later might be too late. If you wait too long you will not get beamed up to the Enterprise, for it only can stick around so long.