We would all like to change ourselves and be the people we know we were meant to be. But that means coming out of our comfort zone, doing things that we are not used to. Like starting something with no immediate financial gain. That can be very hard for someone who is used to getting that steady paycheck they became so accustomed to it that it made them feel “normal” a part of society. But once you forsake that, you feel different not like you did before. I know I felt it and still feel that way sometimes. But you have to look at all of the positives in starting something new and not letting the negatives destroy everything you’re working towards.
One thing to do is DON’T listen to people who say “How are you going to survive? You need a job.” But I have a job. Just not one that I get a paycheck from-yet. There are people out there who will not understand what your trying to build and how passionate you are about building it. No matter what age you are. Unfortunately they have never experienced that passion and never thought taking risks was a good thing-and that’s why they’re miserable. That’s not to say everyone who doesn’t take a risk is unhappy, they’ve just conditioned themselves to be grateful for what they already have and there’s no need to do anything else. They are perfectly happy in their complacency and daily routine. But for some of us having a daily routine with no change or adventure is just torture!
Taking risks is a big sacrifice but the more you keep focused and stay the course, the payoff is bigger than the sacrifice. Failure is a given for any entrepreneur but that is part of the journey. Anyone who has started a business or a non profit will say the same thing. Surround yourself with like-minded people and those that support your ideas and want to help you move forward. It’s like entrepreneurship 101. But sometimes it can be hard. I’m not gonna lie. Sometimes there’s no easy answer for when the hard times come, but with a strong support system and your passion burning inside you, you’ll be okay. We’ll all be okay.