“Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” – Peter F. Drucker
The day when I said I left my job, all my family members & friends were in a big shock more than me, they were like, how could a person being in such a big position as a VP would quit?
It’s a common thing when you leave your regular job and start with your own company, you feel a sudden shiver in your body, and a cold wave runs down your body, but relax, it’s a common syndrome anyone will have while putting their foot down in the world of entrepreneurship.
As rightly said by Confucious:
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”
From my personal experience I can confidently say that quitting my job to start my own company was one of the most appropriate decision I made at the right time. Being an entrepreneur has given me a thrilling adventure which now delineates my life.
Over the years when I turn back, I feel, I have gained a lot not only by means of finance, but I can see a change in me, a positive vibration that surrounds me and the same is reflected on my personal & business front. Each day comes with a new challenge that seems mini feats.
It was not that I didn’t like my previous job or I really loved my job, I was kind of okay with my job, but still my heart wandered for something, I was missing out on something, something that would beat up and give me a hearty challenge to beat it.
If you look deep down you see most of us are content with what we do, we don’t go to explore the next challenging thing, as and till our monthly pay takes care of our monthly bills, we are fine and we feel happy with our comfort zone, and go blindly along the path of our contented life, we neglect to escape from the comfort zone. Once you start accepting your mechanical surroundings or a comfortable life, it becomes impossible to change.
Most of us fear that, if there is no more guaranteed income means there is no more guaranteed life. Here comes a true entrepreneur who chooses to walk out of the boundary and do something realistic, something different, in brief, they cross all the periphery and walk that extra mile to build a strong pillar that in turn touches an infinite number of human lives.
As an entrepreneur my complete advice to young entrepreneurs is “come out of your comfort zone”, it sure is one heck of a thrilling ride, everyone gets scared, but that should not bind you from doing what you plan to do, set yourself for high tolerance for risk and take those risk as normal – are the true patent of an entrepreneur.
As Colin Powell said “There are no secrets to success, it is the result of preparation, hard work & learning from failure”
I know you will always have the urge to crawl back to your previous job, but “don’t”
As the journey of entrepreneurship is all about the combination of high ambition and a desire to create a value and to make it happen.
- It reflects your true leadership.
- It’s all about how you balance.
- Becoming emotional in business will just drive you out of the business. The thumb rule is be unaffected by the forces that surrounds you.
- Importantly Learn, understand and embrace a new holistic framework, don’t make the mistake of having the pride “I know everything, I know what makes me tick”.
So take a deep breath, let your string loose and enjoy your challenging lifestyle.
I would like to conclude with a Nelson Mandela quote
“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living”.