Break Out of Your Comfort Zone
The gap between the dream of being an entrepreneur and becoming one is wide. Who wouldn’t want to be their own boss and control their own destiny? When we’re focused on only the material outcomes of successful entrepreneurship, it prevents us from reaching that level of success.
If you’re serious about starting your entrepreneurial journey today, it’s imperative you get clear on some core questions:
- Why do I want to be an entrepreneur?
- What is it that I want to achieve as an entrepreneur?
- What does true success mean for me?
Now, you can narrowly answer these questions with the glitzy trappings of entrepreneurship we see popularized on social media, on TV, and elsewhere, but that road only leads to peril. If you want to be a truly successful entrepreneur, you must set your sights on a higher purpose, a better way of being, and a deeper, more nuanced understanding of success. Without a powerful, personal, moral North Star to guide you on your path to success, you will become vulnerable to the darker powers of the entrepreneurial world, or worse, find yourself in the same sandbox as the grifters and con men who make life that much harder for good faith business people.
What this certitude of purpose does for the burgeoning entrepreneur is help us wrangle our fear. When we start making fear-based decisions is when we start to cut corners, make compromises, and corrupt our vision and mission. And what we often tell ourselves we fear as entrepreneurs is failure.
Sure, failure is scary. But, have you considered that what you’re actually afraid of is succeeding? What happens when we realize our dreams on our own terms? Many of us are too fearful to find out because doing so requires getting far out of our comfort zones, it requires standing up for something bigger than yourself. However, when you decide to get out of your comfort zone and resolve to be the kind of entrepreneur you want to be, you can begin to not only change your life, but maybe the world while you’re at it. Stop being held back by what’s easy and embrace your destiny today!
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