A lot has been written on what is entrepreneurship? How do you become a successful entrepreneur and various success mantras on it..Every one has his or her side of the story to write or tell on what it takes to be an entrepreneur... So do I! It might be reinventing the wheel but well there is one thing which I have realized that has made me stay put in my journey of an entrepreneur... I have believed in one statement "Do your work, don't worry about the results" as stated in Bhagwad Gita. That's the fact of life... If one makes this statement as his/ her foundation of life, it becomes quite easy to overcome every challenge that comes our way...
Well what this statement really means, is enjoy the process/ steps/ journey... results or your destination will be reached depending on the steps one took during the journey. Entrepreneurship is also the same.
When one decides to become an entrepreneur one needs to have a few things clear in his/her mind in the following order-
Question1. Why am I taking this journey?
Be really honest with yourself. This is your journey nobody else's. Challenges and problems coming in your own path have been created for you and only you can solve them... No one will be able to give you the right answers. You need to be super clear in your head if you are ready to face these questions all by yourself. After all everyone will be there to tell you, either sugar coated or as a bitter statement, " It was your decision, now face it... we cant do much about it, because we have not gone on that forbidden path..." So remember its not for weak hearts and dishonest people. (dishonesty with oneself)
Question 2. If you have the answer to the above question then its time to probe further- What am I gonna do? What is it that will keep me hooked on even when things are not working for me... Trust me it might take years before you really get cracking.... So be very clear and again do that heart to heart talk with yourself what is that you really love or are passionate and are willing to fight for against all odds to get it right. Trust me entrepreneurship is not about money... If you think you will make more money by becoming an entrepreneur, then my dear don't take this path.
Entrepreneurship is about freedom to do what you think is right! Its freedom from the mundane life! Its freedom from taking orders! Its all about creating new paths which world is yet to see.
Question 3. Last question to answer- How do you plan to take this journey?
You have a job! People are dependent on you, how will you sustain yourself and others? This is the toughest question to answer... But trust me if you have answered the above two questions honestly, you will manage your way out.
When you begin the journey of being a true entrepreneur you will be required to continuously ask yourself these questions as challenges will keep cropping every day in some way or the other... its these questions and their honest answers which will help you move forward in your journey, it might be slow or fast, but you will move forward. You have to constantly keep asking these questions in the same order for any kind of challenge you come across in this beautiful journey to help you reach your destination.If you are asking why, then answer to that is also simple, you are the only one who knows the destination, everyone else are just following you... so they are dependent you and are ready to follow the path you are going to take... After all entrepreneurs are the real innovators and find a way for the rest of the world.