Most people view entrepreneurs as fearless individuals. They are perceived as bold champions because the only thing that is being seen are their success stories. The truth is, most of the time you don’t know what you’re doing at all. On top of being clueless at times, they’ve probably failed 50+ times before making any positive gains.
It’s so easy to doubt yourself when you start a business. I regularly feel like I’m stumbling around in the dark, just hoping I’m doing the right thing. There is no one here telling me what to do or if I’m even moving in the right direction. It’s uncertain and sometimes pretty scary.
It doesn’t matter how many classes, seminars, or how-to guides you consume. The only way to figure it all out is real life experiences. For me, this always includes screwing up at least 12 times before figuring something out.
I think this process is what scares people so much about being an entrepreneur. There is no instant gratification. I side hustled for 7 years, worked my butt off, and am still trying to figure this all out. Sure, progress has been made, but probably not nearly as much as you’d think after all that time.
Everything takes longer than you think.
The thing is, it’s all worth the fight. All the setbacks, the uphill climbs, the doubt, the fear, and the failures, it’s a fight worth fighting for.
My plan is to continue to focus on perfecting this process for as long as it takes. It may lead me somewhere totally different than the business I’m in now, and that’s okay!
I’ve fully accepted that doubt is just going to be apart of building something successful. It’s just a pain to overcome at times. But, even in the short amount of time that I’ve been building my business on the side and now full-time, I’ve had some major breakthroughs. Doubt within myself has always been present. It’s slow moving, but I’m in it for the long haul.
We are all capable of starting something highly successful. You just have to be PATIENT, and willing to execute on different ideas until something sticks.
“Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.” – Napoleon Hill
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