Building a Business Takes Monumental Effort
So you like the easy life and you always want everything to be as easy as possible? Don’t become an entrepreneur. If you are not really, truly up for hard work and some mental gymnastics, then starting your own business really isn’t right for you. The undeniable fact is that being an entrepreneur requires long hours and usually a good deal of risk.
Lazy, risk-adverse people need not apply
Once you’ve decided that the whole “hard work” thing is a good fit, then it is necessary that you dig in your heals, get determined and go for it. Don’t doubt your path once you’ve started. Tell yourself that you will be a success and realize at the very beginning that becoming an entrepreneurial success means taking risks, making sacrifices and, yes, copious amounts of hard work both mental and physical.
Finally, don’t forget one other key fact: being a successful entrepreneurs means a range of rewards both financial and a sense of accomplishment. Entrepreneurial success is worth the sacrifice and worth the labor.
Now back to the hard work aspect of the process. Becoming an entrepreneurial success story means that you will likely have to work harder than anyone you know. You will have to push yourself well beyond what you previously believed to be your limit. It is hard and you’ll have to put everything you have, and more, into the success of your company. This isn’t a pep talk, but instead a warning.
Relying on luck is not for entrepreneurs
Without great drive and determination, your business stands very little chance. Sure you might get lucky, but the odds of achieving real and lasting entrepreneurial success exclusively through luck alone is extremely slim. If you do end up experiencing luck along the way, it is usually the result of a ridiculous amount of hard work that put you in a situation to where you can take advantage of the right situations. In the end, you have to rely upon your hard work and never luck.
If you are not completely in love with the idea of working hard to create something new and prosperous, then just keep going. Don’t go into business for yourself, but instead go and get a job. There are plenty of careers that pay well and have their perks too, so why not go out and do one of those jobs instead?
The path of the entrepreneur is for those who are willing to role up their sleeves and invest all they have so that they can obtain the ultimate in financial freedom and control over their lives. It is one of the best things on earth, but the process of obtaining this financial freedom and control are not for everyone.
Today is the day that you have to make the big choice. Today is the day you have to decide whether or not you are really serious about being an entrepreneur or being an employee. So the time has come for you to either dive in with all you have and become an entrepreneur or go out and find a job. The choice, in the end, is up to you!