I stumbled across a 2013 interview of the funny and talented comedic actor Will Ferrell who was a guest on the George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight show, promoting his upcoming movie Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.

Will shares his thoughts about what he was thinking and feeling when he decided to take the unconscious nose dive into the entertainment industry.

Here’s what Will Ferrell told George Stroumboulopoulos:

When I decided I was going to go for it and try to jump into comedy I sat down with my father and said do you have any advice?

He said you know, if it was strictly about talent, I wouldn’t worry about you. But just remember there’s a lot of luck involved and that give it a shot and if you don’t get to the point where you want to be at and you’re not satisfied its okay to…It’s actually okay to walk away.

And for some reason that took the pressure off of ever trying to succeed.

And I thought well this is such a crapshoot why not just have fun and here we are now.

Merriam-Webster’s definition of crapshoot is:

  • Something that could produce a good or bad result
  • Something (as a business venture) that has an unpredictable outcome

Yup. Here we are now alright. Will has a net worth of $80M.

He placed a bet on himself and came up large. Even he would be the first to say there is no way he could have ever predicted this fame and fortune outcome.

What if you were to do the same?

Roll the dice, take the pressure off of whether or not you’ll succeed, and simply dance in the moment and have fun with it!

What will tell you it’s time to take a chance on yourself?

I had to squeeze this in. The best cover of Tumblin’ Dice, eva!

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