Successful Entrepreneur Sacrifices
Have you ever thought about creating something and making a living out of doing it? Or have you ever actually done it? If you answer yes to either of these questions, then you likely know that building something requires sacrifice.
Being an entrepreneur is one thing. Anyone can do it. But being a successful entrepreneur is on a different kind of level. A level that most people can’t vision or even prepare for. There are so many things you have to sacrifice in order to prove success as an entrepreneur. I’m not talking about skipping out on a meal or two or not getting to watch The Bachelor with your wife — I’m talking about missing out on vacations, time with friends/family, sacrificing money — limiting your entertainment purchases — sacrificing your time. But then again… is it really a sacrifice if it’s one thing you REALLY want to do? Or would it be a sacrifice if you went to California for 10 days instead of using that time to create Vlogs, write Blogs or walk Dogs? (If that’s your business).
Most people would look at successful entrepreneurs and think “wow they sacrificed a lot”. Maybe they did — but maybe it was worth it. Because that thanksgiving they missed out on allowed for them to sign that million-dollar deal. You see, if you want to prove success in what you’re doing, you have to be willing to put in the time. That’s what it all comes down to. Making every second count and putting in the work. You have to be willing to let people go if they are negatively influencing your life. You may be given heat for missing another family function or another family trip (or maybe another episode of the bachelor) BUT if you believe in what you’re doing and you’re willing to work for it — those things are just short term “losses”. As an entrepreneur you have to play the long game and look into the future. You are not going to build something amazing overnight.
Remember: “Nothing in life is really work unless you’d rather be doing something else.” So if the thing you love doing requires you to “sacrifice” other things in your life — maybe it’s not really a sacrifice at all. Maybe, just maybe, it’s the thing you’re meant to be doing for the rest of your life.