So you are sleeping in your comfortable bed at night, and suddenly you wake up at 2 AM with that brilliant idea. You say, “This is just what I needed!”. And then what? You first start thinking about it, how it will grow into a major brand, you will be famous and all that stuff. Then you update your status at 2.30 AM -
Just got an awesome business idea, folks! Would start working on it from this instant!
And then, you tweet about it -
Just got an awesome business idea, tweeps! Anyone interested in working with me, please tweet me!
Then suddenly, all your passion about it is gone. You no longer feel passionate about it. You start finding loopholes in your “awesome business idea”. Then you just dump the whole idea. And then, your friend asks you – “Hey dude, what happened to your business idea? Still working on it?”. And you just stare at them with an awful emotion. Then you start blaming yourself why did you tell others about it when you hadn’t started anything. Why didn’t you approach some young minded people first?
That’s the whole thing.
Start it up
So what do you do in that case. The first thing would be to not tell anyone about it. Just start working on it quietly. Approach some (not many) like-minded people who may want to work and help you with this.
Make things work.
And when you think you are having a good time doing things, and may be earning a good bunch of money, tell the whole world about it (WARNING: They may already get to know about it, because you will be famous).
And then you will hear words of appreciation, such as this – “Dude! When did you start this? Awesome!” or like this – “Man! This thing of yours is f*cking awesome! Can I work with you? Please?!” and many more things.
Then you will know that you had done something awesome.
Don’t Care ’bout Others
Don’t care about people who think that this guy can’t do anything brilliant (mostly teachers, whom you firmly believe in. In some cases, family members). Just say in your mind STFU to them. And keep smiling.
When you will be successful, they will come to you automatically, appreciating what you did.
Keep going, even if you fail. You may fail 99 times, but the thing is, you should stand up the 100th time.
What makes you do that? The love and passion for what you are building.
Don’t Care ’bout The Hurdles
Don’t care about the hurdles before even trying once. Problems will arise, no matter what. But you have to keep going through tough times. That’s how an entrepreneur works. He solves problems, finds his way round problems.
Just forget about “What if…”. These what ifs will keep you from doing things that you want to do. Just don’t give a damn anything to these kinds of questions.
It’s a Journey
Achieving success is a journey. Once you achieve one goal, you should start working on the second one, then the third one, and so on.
If you are passionate enough a goal, you will achieve it. There will be another goal you are so passionate about, and then you will start working on it, and eventually you will achieve it too. That’s how entrepreneurs work. They are passionate.
- Get the idea (don’t force it to come).
- Start working on it.
- Keep it quiet.
- Network with like-minded people.
- F*ck others who don’t believe in you, you should believe in yourself. That’s important.
- Solve problems smartly, don’t sit with them.
- Keep going on the journey.
- It should be fun.
Photo credits: Starting line by Jon_Marshall, on Flickr.