So you’ve caught the fever to start your own business. You are tired of answering to a boss. You want more control over your time. You believe having your own business will set you free financially. All of these desires describe the entrepreneurial individual. But there’s much more to consider before quitting your job and taking the plunge into a business.
For instance, about that money making idea you have been nurturing, how do feel about it? What I am asking here is, are you passionate about this prospective venture, or does it just seem to be a good idea for making money?
If the business doesn’t light your fire, you should think twice before getting involved. That’s because beyond the basic requirements of customers, products or services, capital, and labor, your business needs an unstoppable fervor within you.
In other words, success will be based on your determination, fed and sustained by your passion, to actualize your entrepreneurial dream. Yes, there are lots of seemingly important details to starting and running a successful business. But if you don’t have the emotional drive to keep you going in the face of adversity, your chances of success are dim.
In my twenty years of running several businesses which I had started, I was continually faced with challenges that appeared unsurmountable. Each of these crisis threatened to obliterate me financially and emotionally. Usually the issue was money I needed to keep going; either I did not have it, could not get it, or someone was taking it away from me.
Every one of these challenges was overcome, but not because money magically appeared. I survived because I believed in myself, and that belief brought forces into play that would have otherwise been invisible.
Whatever ideas you are considering for a business where you want a successful result, make a heartfelt commitment to the project. If you can’t make or feel that promise to yourself within, look elsewhere until you find it. Success derives from the belief within that failure is simply not an option.