Through Thick and Thin to Get There…
While thousands of graduates step out of college every other year, worrying about their campus placements and whether or not they will land a reasonable paying job, there exists another breed of students, who are already earning more than their job seeking counterparts will in a decade, so much that some of them don’t feel the necesssity of even completing their course, thus earning the title of the ‘dropout’ . This breed of students are known commonly as entrepreneurs. Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Gabe Newell are some of the most popular people hailing from this category.
Somewhere in the course of their life, among the numerous problems that homo sapiens face every day, inspiration strikes them. You might think after that its just “Bah!I’m an entrepreneur” but no, that is not the case. There is a kind of elimination process set by the gods of entrepreneurship. Soon after inspiration strikes the soon-to-be entrepreneurs, they need to find themselves a suitable mentor. A mentor is the first and foremost factor contributing to the success of an entrepreneur. As Bob Proctor has rightly said, “A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.”. The gods screen a noticeable number of the aspiring entrepreneurs right here.
Thereafter comes the rigorous process of finding the right way to fix the problem that inspired them in the first place. To find a feasible and economic solution is their goal and they have to try every trick in the book to get it done. Maximum screening is done at this stage. The reason being that consistent effort is required for them to get a little closer to success. There are also the practical problems involving labour, capital and management. Once they establish they are done with their paperwork and have their bases covered, they can proceed to calling their initiative a “start up”.
Too many are repelled by the amount of work they have to put in and the odd hours they need to work. Yet, some of them eventually make it to the top. Then, there is no stopping them. Despite the extra effort they may have to put in, there are things that truly make it all worthwhile. From the satisfaction of doing something they like, to the pride of owning their own business, entrepreneurs make their own life, in every sense of the phrase. Having no reason to answer to anyone and to hold the steering wheel is the essence of entrepreneurship.
Diverting from the path taken by too many. Finding something that drives them, incessantly. Beyond the criticism, past the hassles, there lies the myriad of satisfaction that is entrepreneurship.
“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.”