Entrepreneurship is not easy. It’s difficult. It’s hard. There are some days where you wake up wishing life could be easier. There are days which you wake up wishing life could go your way. But that is the lifestyle I brought in to. That is the lifestyle I love.
As a self-made entrepreneur myself, I can’t help but fall in love with what I do. Every single day, I wake up knowing that I have the power to both accelerate my success and completely destroy it within 24 hours. I am in control of my own destiny.
So many people in the modern age start a business thinking that it will be the next Facebook, Uber or Amazon. They start following their passion believing that they will be the next Michael Jackson, Skrillex or Post Malone.
But at the first sign of adversity, they quit. At the first sign of difficulty or possible failure, they curl up into a cocoon and hold their breath until the problem blows over.
The first few years within the pursuit of happiness are brutal. That is… if you truly wish to succeed. You have to fall in love with the idea of Monday morning, and be prepared to work on your passion every waking minute that is feasibly possible.
You may not know how you are going to afford rent. You may not know how you are going to afford to live in your current city. But if there’s one thing that differentiates the successful from those who give up, it’s the ability to believe in yourself. It’s the ability to look adversity in the eye, get knocked down, and immediately rise like a phoenix knowing you can take dozens of punches.
If you give up on your dream & accept that failure is inevitable, you will not succeed. It is as simple as that. However, if you have the burning desire to chase your ambitions relentlessly, to stop at nothing until you achieve them, then you may have a shot of success.
There are no guarantees in life. The truth is that there’s a possibility you may be terrible — and that is the reason why you are not succeeding. However, the alternative is simply that it is not your time for success. You have to be patient. What you are currently facing is a test to see if you have the stomach for adversity. It is a test of your intestinal fortitude and your resilience to carry on. As Gary Vee once said:
You want a 1% life, but you aren’t willing to put in a 1% work ethic. It’s the one controllable variable that people can deploy and win. Your dreams will not happen unless you are willing to put in the work. Nothing great comes easy.
You can relax on the beach wishing & praying that you could someday be rich & financially stable. That’s fine. But the alternative is much better. The alternative is to put in countless hours of work in order to make your dreams a reality.
Sometimes, all it takes to be successful is a strong work ethic & a positive mindset to push through adversity in order to accomplish your ambitions.