Entrepreneur’s Credo

A friend posted this on his Facebook ($FB).  Tip of the hat to Jimmy! I am going off the grid today.  Life has been pretty intense lately.  For those of you that know me well, I haven’t even had time to peruse a grocery store.  But, I liked this status update and wanted to share it with you.

Thomas Paine Attributed to Samuel Collings (?–...
Thomas Paine Attributed to Samuel Collings (?–1795) Pencil, ink, and wash on paper, c. 1792 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Entrepreneur’s Credo

I do not choose to be a common man,
It is my right to be uncommon … if I can,
I seek opportunity … not security.
I do not wish to be a kept citizen.
Humbled and dulled by having the
State look after me.
I want to take the calculated risk;
To dream and to build.
To fail and to succeed.
I refuse to barter incentive for a dole;
I prefer the challenges of life
To the guaranteed existence;
The thrill of fulfillment
To the stale calm of Utopia.
I will not trade freedom for beneficence
Nor my dignity for a handout
I will never cower before any master
Nor bend to any threat.
It is my heritage to stand erect.
Proud and unafraid;
To think and act for myself,
To enjoy the benefit of my creations
And to face the world boldly and say:
This, with God’s help, I have done
All this is what it means
To be an Entrepreneur.”
― Thomas Paine, Common Sense

thanks for the link PeHub.

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