Slowly And Then Quickly

It’s amazing how long it takes to get things off the ground. When you project one year, it’ll probably be three. If you think competitors are coming, they are but in double the time. When you think ecommerce is going to explode very soon it’s probably more like 5 years away from being meaningful.

Everything moves slower than you think it does.

Until it doesn’t.

I can vividly remember when I started blogging, on this very domain actually, about a year after Wordpress was first released. That was in 2004. 12 years ago. Twelve years.

I can vividly remember my first business, like it was yesterday. I was 19 and it was short lived. That was over a decade ago. I can actually say “over a decade ago” and mean that I was in my 20s already.

I’ve been working on my current business, Nic Harry for just over 4 years — 2 of them full time. I can’t believe that this brand and business is almost four years old. Four years. It feels like just a moment but has taken an eternity to get here.

If you ask the Starbucks founders if four years is a long time, they’ll tell you that you’ve just started your journey.

Slowy and then quickly. That is how things grow. That is how you learn. That is how things fail. That is how time passes.

When you think you’re up. When you think you’re down. When it’s looking good. When it isn’t.

Slowly and then quickly.

Originally published at Nic Haralambous.

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