Ultimately Its A Leap Of Faith
When I decided to take a leap of faith into the entrepreneurship world, I had no idea what to expect. Turns out, being an entrepreneur wasn’t anything I thought it would be. I didn’t expact countless nights of tiers, days of uncertainties, times on my knees praying asking for direction, days I wouldn’t know if I’ll have an income at the end of the month, the many times I’ve wanted to give up, and yes the financial risk I was taking.
The past 3 years have been full of twist and turns, ups and downs, left and rights, but I’ve persevered with strength beyond my own.
The joys of entrepreneurship only comes after one has worked hard to achieve the desired results. Throughout this journey I’ve learned that success is attainable, but it doesn’t come with fancy titles, it I takes hard work and determination. It’s one thing to talk about your ideas, but you will learn as I did that, its a totally different ball game to actually put them into practice. This has been the hardest part for me to learn, but I’ve learned lessons only learned in life’s school of entrepreneurship.
I realised earlier on that I had to be courageous enough to take the plunge and commit to believing in my dreams even when others didn’t, because if you don’t believe in your dreams who will? I determined earlier on to keep moving forward and to clarify my vision daily. I guess entrepreneurship teaches you the ability to execute and to keep getting back on the wagon how ever many times you fall off.
No one knows what they are doing in the beginning and I’m still learning everyday. Along the way, things have changed so much, that I’ve ended up shifting in a whole new direction. I lost count of the number of times I’ve failed and I’m sure I'll still fail as I move along the way, but hey I’ve made it this far, who would have thought?
I’m not scared of making mistakes or failing because I’ve hit tons of barriers and made lots of mistakes which I’ve learned so much from. Failure is really all about your attitude. When i don’t get the outcome results, I’ve learned that what I get is always a lesson about how to move forward and improve. The bigger my vision or the higher I set the bar, the more lessons I’ve had to master along the way.
It’s feels great to follow my dreams and take control of my destiny. Success is what I’ve been aiming for and as I said it’s attainable. I’ve been successful in my own right, even as minor as it might look from the outside, within I know I’ve learned and grown so much. At first it was all about making money, today it’s all about the purpose. A friend said to me “money is the prize, but not the purpose.
So what’s the way forward?
I started this blog two months back, which has been the most challenging but thrilling business idea I’ve even undertaken. This is a fulfilment of the goal I made at the beginning of the year, when I made my vision board. There is still so much work that needs to be done with regards to attaining success, but I’ve never been so ready for it. I look forward to what life will bearing my way, as I work on developing my dreams.
There is no easy road in life. When the pains and hardships have a true personal meaning to us, we then realise we are doing exactly what we’ve been put on this earth to do.
Our dreams are worth us pursuing
“A leap of faith means hurdling into the unknown, and believing in our hearts that we will make it to the other side, despite not yet knowing what the other side is going to look like. It is taking bold action in spite of the fact that this action is forcing us out of our familiar territory, and our comfort zones. It also means taking action even though we cannot foresee the results or consequences of our choice. To do this requires both faith and courage!” Amanda Harvey