“An entrepreneur is someone who jumps off a cliff and builds a plane on the way down” – Reid Hoffman.
Everybody deserves freedom, everyone desires freedom, but in different ways. While some of us thrive in an environment where rules, regulations and order are supposed to be adhered to strictly, others die within themselves every single day and minute spent in such environments. The world today and the economic situation have really taken the sails out of some people’s freedom; most of us work just to get paid and survive a day at a time. It takes a brave and a little rebellious mind to break free from social norms and wander off into the wilderness expecting nothing, but hoping for the best. Most times with a direct mindset, self-belief, perseverance and determination; these people end up just where they dreamt they would, sometimes even higher.
Now if you are among those that seem to be living their worst nightmare at the work place every day (and this is not because your boss hates your face or you hate theirs, or because you haven’t gotten the raise or promotion you think you deserve). If you feel like you have something that you would love to be doing every single day without really minding how much you are paid (but it has to be something that would add value to the lives of others and fetch you something in the long run), then it is time for you to break free and head to the cliff. But before you do that, go through these points and see if you tick every one of them;
1. You love a certain activity you do with a monstrous passion
I remember when I heard people talk about being paid for doing their hobby. I never really understood this until I was in that position myself. The only thing is, sometimes there is an overload of hobbies. But no matter how much you have to do, when you love what you do, you will always do it with a smile on your face and with the aim of giving your best to it; doing it better than you did the last time.
2. It has the potential to add value to lives
Most times we have ideas that come to us as ground breaking and all, but in the end after a careful and thorough brain storming and mind checking session, we realize; yes they are great ideas but they could do with more thought or they’re actually not as ground breaking as we had earlier thought and there could possibly be better alternatives to pursue presently.
3. You embrace change
This right here is one of the hardest phenomenons to grasp in life; most people, even some of the most creative people are not really comfortable with change. It is a natural thing; initially there is an urge to resist and maintain the status quo, but later you begin to flow in it and before long, begin to thrive. If you find it easy to embrace change then you are ready to navigate through the seas and storms that come with business.
4. Every failure is a lesson to you
Most people crash and burn when they fail, others tick off that option and move on with optimism to the next. If you are not afraid to fail and very willing to learn from your failures then you should start getting prepared to head to the cliff; you are destined to soar where others would crash.
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