One of the most difficult aspects of being a budding entrepreneur is navigating the host of daily and often harsh challenges. As a startup founder, I am tasked with establishing my startup brand identity. I have to figure out how to convert consumer interest into revenue. Of course it goes without saying that I must keep an eye on the competition—always iterating and staying several steps ahead of them.
And perhaps one of the biggest stressors revolves around financing. Without a steady stream of revenue, my startup can quickly find itself in a pretty rough patch of grass. In essence, as a visionary, my job is to come up with market friendly ideas, create business models that easily scale, have a feel for what the innovation landscape looks like over the next few years, traverse obstacles, put out fires, deal with loneliness and self-doubt and anticipate the unknown.
You gotta pay your dues if you expect to win.
But I’m not here to discuss entrepreneurship. The point of citing the above is to bring to your attention that no one goes through life without paying his/her dues. You gotta pay your dues if you expect to win. If your life is moving in a favorable and meaningful direction, expect that you will face many challenges—to the point of breaking your will and spirit. Despite that, you will do well to remember that you’re not built to break.
You are not alone on this journey. There are allies—reliable support—you can call on at anytime. In your darkest days, you can depend on them. These allies will fight with and for you. They are always available whenever you need them. Despite the obstacles you are likely to face on your success journey, if you rightly employ the allies of effort, focus, energy, discipline, will, determination and hard work, then you will be well on your way to establishing yourself as a champion!
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