In today's economy and unemployment numbers, those who have a job understand the importance of keeping it.
But Dan McLaughlin now spends his days on the golf course. He recently quit his job and put his life savings on the line -- all to prove that people can do anything they set their minds to.
"I had the money saved. I had the window and an opportunity in my life to do whatever I wanted to do in a sense," McLaughlin said.
He'd never picked up a golf club until about a year ago. In his research, McLaughlin said he learned that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to master a skill -- something that's hard to do with a full-time job.
So, McLaughlin left behind his photography job to become a PGA golfer. Now, he's working to become a professional golfer and earn his living on the PGA Tour.
"For me, the challenge is so much more fulfilling than any job I had in the past," McLaughlin said.
He's golfed 2,200 hours in the last year-and-a-half.
Mclaughlin said he hopes to reach the 10,000 hour mark in the next four years.