What’s stopping you?
The rules of the games have changed. The internet has opened up a ton of possibilities. There are more problems than ever to solve. People are willing to pay for the right solution that’ll solve their problem, make their lives better.
Anyone can become an Entrepreneur.
I believe, if I can become an entrepreneur, start a business, raise funds, and run it for a decade, then anyone can become an entrepreneur.
Still, a lot don’t. That’s why I ask, "what’s stopping you?" And that’s my question to you today.
What’s stopping you?
You probably have a few ideas that could be developed into a business. You've expertise and experience that can be turned into a business. There’ll be something you can start and do well, right?
But, something is stopping you. By you, I mean people like you, who are probably sitting on the fence and thinking about becoming an entrepreneur.
Here are a few responses I've received.
I get it.
You want to make sure you have everything you need, and it makes sense to wait until then. But you know what? There is no perfect time to start a business or to start anything. It’s a myth. You are just cheating yourself.
Don't wait for it. Start today. Start now.
"The best time to start was yesterday, and the next best time is today."
Yes, getting the right idea is important.
But, ideas are like diamonds.
You don't get them perfect. You get them rough, uninspiring, just like a stone. You got to cut them and polish so that they become better and valuable.
It applies to ideas too. Start with the one you have right now, validate it, build an MVP, collect feedback, and make it better. That's the only way to do it.
You don't have to. When I started, I didn't.
Because you don't know what you need. You can learn and acquire any skill you might need along the way. All you need is confidence that you can do it. And it applies to everything in life.
"I don’t have what it takes" is not going to help you. Shifting it to "I can do what it takes" will do wonders and will take you to heights.
So stop saying, "I don’t have what it takes" and start believing in "I can do what it takes."
The fear of failure is the biggest dream killer out there. It has killed more dreams than actual failures. Because people who fail find a way to bounce back, correct their mistakes, and succeed.
But people who are worried that they might fail don't even get to know whether they might have succeeded because they didn't try.
You’ll never know whether you'll fail or succeed unless you try.
Failing is part of learning. Every time we fail, we learn how to do it better or right. It's how we evolved. We all failed at first when we tried to stand up as a baby. We fell, learned to balance, and then stood up.
Failing isn't the end. It’s the beginning of success, doing it right.
Not knowing what to do might be a valid reason a decade before. But not now. We are living in an era where the answer to every question is just a tap away.
Today, you aren't the first one venturing out there. Someone might have been through it before you. They have recorded their journey, answers they found, mistakes they made, how they corrected those mistakes, and everything else.
All the answers you need are out there.
All you need to do is ask the question.
You might not know right now exactly what to do, but figuring it out isn't hard.