To Resign or not to resign?
For an aspiring entrepreneur, one of the annoying things that keeps you thinking is fear. By fear, I mean not the fear of succeeding or failing in your venture but the fear of taking the risk. Successful entrepreneurs share your dreams, vision, ambition, hard work, dedication and time management skills but what you wouldn’t share with them is the ability to take risks.
Yes, there you go! I said it.
As an entrepreneur, one of the most important skills you need to develop is taking risks. Without this, you’ll end up being timid to almost every other situation you’ll find yourself in. Remember that this fear can eat you alive and at one point you’d become complacent.
The worst part is that you won’t even realize this. As a simple case study, just answer these two fairly simple questions – when did you become part of the rat race and how did you become part of this?
Because you were told by your parents, teachers, schools, colleges and your friends that only a 9 to 5 job will give you stability, you got into tunnel-vision and joined the rat race. Somewhere down in your heart, the idea of yours that could have fetched you millions got buried in the race against god knows what!
And before you could make sense of what you wanted to do in life and had a better clarity of how you could go about doing it, you’re caught up in a trap that will ensure you don’t come out of it again. After your second job, you settled for your pay, determined to keep getting better at what you do till eternity (as told by your boss in appraisals), caught up in EMIs, loans, and things that often pass off as luxuries.
Now that you’ve reached your threshold, you are in a stage that will make you think twice before you could decide on anything else. However, at this point, all I would like to point out that it isn’t too late. If you look at Harland Sanders, he started off at 65 and today, your favorite finger-licking-good snack is what you look forward to eating after a hard day at work.
So, if you’re planning to start up, start by shunning your fear of taking risks. From resigning your current job to work on your dream to signing that deal you’re hesitant about, go ahead and take that risk. When you take a risk, you could either win or lose but without taking one, you’re definitely failing.
As the famous saying goes – your salary is the bribe they give to forget your dreams. It’s your dream and let nobody deprive you of what you envision and what you stand for.
Go ahead. This is the time. Take the risk. Believe in your dream. Work on your dream. Succeed.