We human don’t know everything nor can we know it in the life span allotted to us. More importantly, we can’t get to know everything in the time span in which we need to know it. We learn best from our own mistakes— not from someone else’s— but it does not mean that we can keep on making mistakes and yet become successful.
One of the easiest ways of learning is to draw inspiration from things around you. Getting inspired is different from being taught or mentored or guided, all of which are specific to people and institutions, or specific to subject. It is keeping yourself open and available to anything which the world can give you and which might help you in any part of your life. You don’t go looking for inspiration, it just happens to you. You might want to learn something very specific but get inspired by something totally different. Inspiration depends on your ability to grasp things which come your way, without any indicator that they are meant for you. It is keeping yourself alert enough to pick up small, seemingly insignificant, lessons from your surroundings.
Inspiration is like a lifetime course that you can get free. As an entrepreneur, all you need to do is to keep yourself open to it. You must believe in it and accept that everything and everybody in this world can teach you something: your own work, customers, employees, investors, co-founders, colleagues, industry peers, partners, books, others’ entrepreneurial stories and so on.
Every bad thing that has happened to you in the past has happened for a good reason which will become apparent in the future. The kind of person you are, will be the kind of entrepreneur you will become and that this journey is going to have the greatest influence on your life. Hence, it is best that you be prepared for it on all possible sides.
On your journey, there will be a lot of things going wrong, many of which you might have imagined would go absolutely right, or were already going right, or were on the point of going right. In many of these situations, you won’t be able to find out why, how, or where they went wrong.
Many things which went wrong might have been through no fault of yours— for example, recession or a crash in the stock markets— but ended up harming the economic stability of your customers and, hence, your business. There was nothing you could have done about it. At such times, it will help if you assure yourself that; maybe, something good is bound to come out of it in the future.
It doesn’t mean that you should rely only on this and let anything and everything happen to your business model or start-up, consoling yourself that all would be better the next day. You have to continue as usual, trying to make things better. It is only when you are down and out and are almost without hope that you may think of this and look forward to better things in the future.
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