Start. Move, make, create, ship, do. Just start. That’s what entrepreneurs do. They start. They start something. Sometimes it is something big. Sometimes it is a big failure. Either way, they get sh** done. Don’t wait for approval. Ask forgiveness, not permission. Make mistakes. Learn from it and keep moving.
You don’t win by sitting on the fence. You succeed by getting your hands dirty. There are no shortcuts to progress. You can never beat the process. But you can overcome the obstacles. You want to start a business, get on with it. You want to make a significant move in your career. Make that move now! It’s never too late to make, create or do. The time has never been right. It never will.
“The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something.” —Seth Godin
You will probably not stop thinking about it if it’s what you really want. Don’t make excuses. You are better than that. The fear of failure should not be an obstacle. You will fail, yes you will and you will learn from it and move on if you really mean to get something done. If it was easy, everybody would have tried it. It’s your choice; make a move today or forget about it. There is no formula for success. There never was. There will never be. But there are experiences, trials and breakthroughs. And we learn from them.
You will probably not succeed if you used the same principles any of the most successful entrepreneurs used when they started. But you can learn from their success stories and principles and apply what works best for you. You have a greater chance at success if you know what you are doing and know how to get to where you want to go. Don’t quit because you failed yesterday. Move on because you found just one way that doesn’t work. There is always be a better option. You have not found it yet.
“Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.” —Drew Houston
If you’re trying to do something impossible, something new and hard and innovative, then you should expect it to be a long wait before anyone notices. Don’t quit because of resistance. Nobody likes change. When you are comfortable with a ritual, it’s difficult to embrace a new routine. Every new and significant life changer will most likely be discounted. That should not be yardstick for bailout.
If you have something to prove, stick with it and show the world what you’ve got. Uber is a causing a lot of problems for most traditional taxi drivers. They are changing the taxi industry as we know it. The resistance is huge. It’s disruptive with massive impact in various countries. Black and Yellow cabs are worried but guess what change happens. Move with it, embrace change or be trampled.
Make decisions. Don’t overthink things. Don’t create extra problems. Get stuff done. Don’t think about all the things that could go wrong. Think about everything that could go right: i.e. if you are doing your homework and know exactly what you are doing. Think through your ideas. Put your ideas on paper. It puts things into perspective. You are better off with some kind of plan than no plan at all.
“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar
Action begets outcome. Outcome begets action. Rinse, lather and repeat and you have momentum. You’ll become unstoppable. Run, walk or crawl. Whatever you do don’t stop. Keep moving, make progress. Everything else around you is moving. Nobody stops for you because you want to think things through.
Everything is constantly evolving. Industries are changing. Records are being broken. Change or die. You can make a move if you want to. Nobody can push you that further but yourself. The world would miss out on an awful lot, if we let the bad days hold us back. Don’t hold back. Start something that matters today and will still matter tomorrow.