I'm sure a few of us might be familar with this quote: "The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.”
Don Williams, Jr. (American Novelist and Poet, b.1968)
Remember your first year in uni when every day was a like a new memory, most of you were probably by yourself for the first time in your life, totally free, independent. You knew you would be talking about some of these memories for years to come.
I guess we sometimes get so caught in the destination that we forget the moment, the journey.
Well, it applies to us as entrepreneurs, as individuals, we sometimes forget to really live the moment towards success, i guess everyone is in it to be successful regardless of their definition or perception of success right?.
We sometimes get distracted by the distination, we focus some much on the end game and lose focus on the present, the reality of things, those key moments, the opportunities.
Most people try to emulate their favourite entrepreneur so much that they follow their every step, their journey to fit theirs, I'm not saying you shouldn't look up to your favourite entrepreneur, mentor or take their advices but instead of becoming obsessed in doing things their way, try to create a new way, your way in which these things can be created.
Most businesses are birthed through another journey entirely, i'm sure you have heard of entrepreneurs that started a particular business that wasn't so successful but through that have spotted a different opportunity, a niche in which they then went on to become successful, its in the journey, the diversion, the uncertainty that we are able to learn and grow as individuals.
Especially nowadays when a lot of entrepreneurs are going into business at such a young age which i encourage, but most dive in with no clue, without the realities of things, obviously about the prospect of becoming a young millionaire which i admit can be a huge motivator, but this journey are the true teachers when things begin to go sour or extremely well.
Most people won't tell you this but Nobody knows anything, we are all winging it.