“Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.”
– George Eliot, Middlemarch
Most entrepreneurs don’t make it past three years. It’s too tough, the economy’s no good, the business plan wasn’t right.
Lisa Nichols calls it the seed sowing stage. We’ve got to be prepared to sow the seeds before we reap the harvest.
It only takes 10 years to become an overnight success, right?
That’s the terrific advantage of doing what you love, because you’re willing to give 10,000 hours before you’re paid as an expert.
I’m going into year three now as an entrepreneur and I’m more excited than ever. Like a kid at Christmas, I couldn’t sleep last night thinking about all the upcoming opportunities:
New website, podcast launch, Toastmasters International, expanded coaching offerings … and each piece scares me just enough to know that I’m moving in the right direction.
Being an entrepreneur is much more trial and error than most people are comfortable. And I’ve made my errors. Believe that! But having never taken this leap and staying stuck in Safeville, ughh! that sounds like the biggest tragedy of all.
There is nothing I could do from here that would feel like more of a failure than never having tried, even if it ain’t pretty all the time.
I was never very good at pretty anyway.
I leave you with this: If money were no object, what would you take on? Why?
Kat Hurley is a transformational author, speaker and personal development coach, making over motivation @The Year of Magical Dreaming. For the full 411, visit kathurley.com, yo!