Are We Setting Ourselves Impossible Goals?
Building a business can be daunting at times. Self-doubt is normal. Your effort is the only variable you can control.
"Go big or go home" is a famous American saying which has fascinated me from a young age and guided me throughout my professional career.
It broadly means that you should either fully commit or not at all. There are no gray zones. You cannot get a little wet when jumping in a pool.
Building a business is no different. You shouldn't do it half-heartedly; you would set yourself up for failure. You're either in or out, but you can't be in just a little bit.
“DON’T FOLLOW YOUR PASSION; FOLLOW YOUR EFFORT”
Fully committing to your new venture doesn't mean you shouldn't start your business while employed at a different company. Many companies start this way, using the money from the owners' day jobs to fund their new ventures while spending every free minute growing them into viable businesses. That's dedication and effort. Mark Cuban, the famous entrepreneur and investor, once said, "To be one of the best, you have to put in the effort. So don't follow your passions; follow your effort." And he adds that "the only thing in your control is effort."
A STRING OF SMALL VICTORIES
Naturally, entrepreneurs dream big. That's what entrepreneurs do.
But few follow through and put in the effort.
Those who don't will eventually realize that they set themselves impossible goals.
But those who do work hard, overcome obstacles, sacrifice, and shake off setbacks, those who put in the effort and don't give up, will advance in small steps.
At first, success may come in tiny increments. But then progress becomes more noticeable, perhaps as a significant breakthrough.
Entrepreneurship feels like a string of small victories, each one bringing you closer to achieving your big dream. Be patient, and don't give up. Your goals may not be impossible after all.
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