Sitting at the back of my Uber, I realize if I never start, I would never achieve any of my dreams. If I keep waiting for the right moment, when I have this amount in bank account, when my LinkedIn experience section is a mile long, when my business has grossed $1 million in revenue, then I’ll start. Wrong.
Most people are guilty of this mindset, waiting for the right time to get started on that awesome idea. What if you fail you said? Well, every legend you look up to has failed at something at some point in their lives. There’s nothing wrong with failure, it is the lesson you take from the experience that matters the most. We live in a world that is obsessed with success, that’s what is known as the survivorship bias, google it. For every success story, there are a thousand people who attempted a similar idea and failed (okay maybe not a thousand, but you get the picture).
Where am I going with this? This is not an attempt to motivate you, if you like, don’t move, you’re not a tree. Millennials have huge delusions of grandeur and constantly expect instant gratification for every miniscule attempt they make at working hard, when the world doesn’t actually work that way. Look at your lightbulb, the guy that created that little piece of genius attempted it 1000 times! That is the kind of perseverance one must have to make an impact and go from awesome idea to amazing product.
In conclusion, I would say for every idea you have, write it down and make sure you do something every day to bring yourself closer to your goal. Like me, I aspire to be a business mogul, founding small businesses that become conglomerates, this is my first step.