We have all been thinking about leaving our 9 am to god knows when this torture will end jobs and pursue our dreams. We all have that one idea we want to see culminating into reality. So what does it take to actually go through that ordeal, to take the plunge and quit your high paying but frustrating job and chase your dream that may even end up making you bankrupt yet utterly fulfilled? This coming New Year, we share with you 5 thoughts and doubts that we faced which that will guide/motivate you in your journey to chase your dreams…
- Think of the bigger picture:
Put your life in perspective, today. What do you want to be in life? Think about ‘where’ you want to be in the next 10 years and most importantly ‘what’ you want to be doing. The idea might be as nascent as wanting to be your own boss. A concrete dream is not the requirement, a will, a desire to do something bigger and making an impact is the key.
- Formulate a clear idea:
So now you’ve got the bigger picture. Ten years hence, you’re either lounging on a beach chair with your Mac, being featured in an Armani suit in the Economic Times or just being home spending time with your kids, because your work is flexible. Think, formulate and execute your idea. Having a clear vision of what you want to do will always go a long way in giving you that slight nudge to take the plunge.
- Don’t chase the money:
Yes, money buys you the good things in life. But remember, chasing the money blindly will never get you the moolah. Bear in mind, Mr/s. Future Entrepreneur, if you efficiently do something, the money will flow in automatically. There is a thin line between being profit oriented and money oriented. Tread here carefully. There is a glass of Glenfiddich-18 year old waiting for you at the end of the OldMonk Tunnel.
- Hard work and Excellence:
Always, always strive for excellence. And remember, there is no substitute to hard work. If you’re not good at what you’re selling, chances are no one will buy it.
- Don’t\Never give up:
No one said your entrepreneurial journey was going to be easy. You will lose money, faith, friends and even family. But if you give up, it will all be for nothing. So don’t. Work hard, persevere and keep faith. The road to success is always a bit knotty.
We’re moving towards a trend of entrepreneurs. But successful ones are rare. So think big, formulate without chasing money, be excellent, never give up and most importantly, BELIEVE IN YOURSELF. Shine on, you crazy diamond…make a wish and see it come true.