I don't generally link to a blog entry as a blog post, but this post, in my book, is a must read for anyone, really, but especially entrepreneurs. There's a good chance you've already read it in which case, it's worth revisiting. If not, it's a potential life changer.
It's from Steve Pavlina and you can find it here.
It clarifies why guys like me leave behind the Big Job at the Big Company and forgo the Lofty Titles and Cushy Perks to work our asses off and, if we're lucky, get a 1 in 5 chance of succeeding at creating a company from scratch.
I read it whenever I'm having one of those inevitable down days on the roller coaster ride.
It's especially relevant if you're thinking about taking the plunge and doing your own thing, but haven't figured out how to do it yet.