Diary of an Entrepreneur -1
It is funny how life can turn out: what it becomes from what we thought it would be. Speaking of entrepreneurship, it was one concept that made me cringe for a long time.
I had always just wanted easy, and it wasn’t for laziness. Perhaps, being light framed came with less energy; I realized early that I easily got exhausted with physical activities.
So I had envisaged that entrepreneurship would be requiring a lot of physical exertions, as such, It couldn’t be a good fit for me. And I had exempted myself, both mentally and orally, whenever the conversation came up.
But it is a few years down this path and I am amazed at how much I am fast evolving into that entrepreneur I pushed far away in the times past.
The experience so far has been so many things with the extremes being exhilarating and crushing. Motion is fun for the entrepreneur. Progress in an adventure is sweet. But consistent disappointments is heart-rending, and delay could be crushing.
Sometimes, I feel the energy surge and I want to climb Mt. Everest. Other times, I squirm and plead with God to take it easy on me, considering my frame, as I feel broken into many pieces, going through a certain phase.
So it’s a mix of bitter-sweet experiences, but I find that being through these phases, particularly the extremes and back never leaves one the same.
Being an entrepreneur is a process of becoming more, much more than it is about creating and selling products/services. It is a stretching and self-expansion that comes with facing and dealing with unique challenges and opportunities. And this is a good take out.
This makes me grateful for the experiences the more. And it fuels my resolve to keep on keeping on.
While I may not be fully “the entrepreneur” yet, I am willing to evolve, I am ready to embrace challenges and deal with them, and much more, I go all the way to get the work done. So there are no failed expenditures in my space, only lessons, and evolutions.