I can sense how hard it is to be your own boss. Its nail biting, frustrating, blood-sucking, but at the end a rewarding and satisfying experience. As they say that “Every great journey starts with a first step – make this yours. ” But this journey of setting up your own business, and then pursuing it for the survival is some feat to accomplish. It takes lots and lots of perseverance and iron will.
In the words of Theodore Roosevelt;
“The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”
From excitement and bold moves, great things often happen and that is whats the motto of the daring souls, who becomes the entrepreneur of startups and pursue it. Half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. It’s sheer hard. You put so much of your life into this thing. There are such rough and tough moments in time that I think most people give up. I don’t blame them. Its really tough and it consumes your life.
If you’ve got a family and you’re in the early days of a company, I can’t imagine how one could do it. I’m sure its been done but its rough. Its pretty much an eighteen hour day job, seven days a week for awhile. Unless you have a lot of passion about this, you’re not going to sustain. You’re going to give it up. So you’ve got to have passion and that’s half the battle right there.