Rightly said. Short and crisp, I remember a quote from somewhere that goes like, "The heights by great men reached and kept
Were not attained by sudden flight,
But they, while their companions slept,
Were toiling upward in the night."
Exactly that. One step every night at a time. Spot on.
Well, the point that the enterpreneur should be percistent first of all isn't new, of course. Behind every success is a hard work but many don't see it cause success is public and work is done far from the public's eyes.
This has always been true. What most people forget is that the Beatles were an overnight success, after working in dives in Berlin for 12 years. The media promote 'instant' success stories, but the reality is as you say, years of hard work and skilled effort by very capable professionals 100% dedicated to making the venture succeed.
Well said. This natural law, of hard work, can't be avoided. To think it doesn't apply to you and your start up is like thinking that you are "above" the law of gravity. It just doesn't work that way.
I hear this a lot. It doesn't jive with my experience.
A lot of entrepreneurs originate from established companies. Often, it is because work in the corporate setting robs you from seeing the fruits of your labor.
Ex-corporate entrepreneurs all know the startup will be FAR more work than their 'comfy' corporate gig. Yet, the payoff, the rewards, even if unsuccessful, is far greater!
Same goes for pre-college and entrepreneurs entering startups in their retirement years.
New grads are a bit more complicated. Some are best suited to land that sweet corporate job and continue to party like sophomore year. Others join the enterprise and make a fruitful career out of it.
Some grad, on the other hand, join or create a startup and become frustrated and burned-out by the insane work and commitment.
The best entrepreneurs have a experience baseline that includes a diverse background. The best find the intense work and commitment joyful and energizing.
5% inspiration; 95% prespiration!
It's taken me thirty years to get to a start-up to which I can and want to make a commitment. Some things just take time.
After the entrepreneur climb the stairs, one step at a time, reaching the top floor, he meet a big black naked guy who smiles and say: "Hi, I am sess".
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We love that Henry W. Longfellow quote here at the office, Tonmoy! It definitely embodies the "startup hours" regimen which most of us have had some sort of interaction with at one point or another.
This is absolutely spot on!
I love the quote and I am pushing myself everyday to do a little bit more to grow my business and to move myself closer to my goals. The education and experience that I got along the way has been amazing and I look forward to getting more out of this adventurous journey.
Keep crushing it, people!
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Behind every major success story, there is usually a major effort. I also like the quote that just when you're about to quit, you're almost there! Great article. Thanks
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Simple and true. Many people just don't realize that it's not easy to become successful. They see only the top of the iceberg.
"Some people dream of success... while others wake up and work hard at it. " - I do like to be among the doers not among the dreamers!
I find that often if you make a mistake you have to go back down the steps and start again, replicating what you did up until your mistake and then changing.
So really it's like taking the stairs but going back down to the beginning after every new level is reached.
So much more effort and I can see why people give up!
It's like the "there's only one way to eat an elephant, one step at a time" quote. Often people look at successful businesses and see the end result. They do not see the hard steps that were taken to get there.
Thank you! We have to be prepared for the real work, one step at a time. We need a lot of persistence when launching the new business.