Why do we put ourselves through torture to keep our entrepreneurial dream alive?
Read this when you feel like giving up.
Dreams are important because it is our calling, but often we’re afraid to follow them because we look at those who have achieved success and they seem so far away from where we are right now. We struggle with getting out of bed some days…to muster the motivation, the passion to keep going.
We battle with our self doubt, the knock backs and uncertainty of it all. But deep down we know that we have to keep going, the struggle will all be worth it.
So we keep fighting to protect our dream and keep that fire lit.
We don’t want to be mediocre, corporate, basic. We are complicated, we are visionaries and we want to be able to make a mark in this world with our precious life. And yet… we struggle. We’ll struggle to the point we think we’re going insane. And this thing they call entrepreneurship isn’t as enticing anymore. We just want to switch off at 5pm but we can’t. We just want to curl up in bed alone and cry our worries away. This idea of success, how can we possibly get there? How can we possibly muster the strength to be like those that have reached the top? And yet, those extraordinary people still got there.
I promise you, those extraordinary women had support along the way. They had people who believed in them and showed them that they were the only person in this world to bring their unique potential in the world. All of the things that they manifested and created…came as a result of those who believed in them and gave them what they needed to keep going.
This is the type of motivation and support that I needed in my first year of business and this is why The League exists.
I hope you’ll read this and know that you’re not alone, we are all struggling to keep our dream alive. We need each other. I need you and you need me because without each other, the chances of us all reaching success becomes that much farther away.
Being part of a community of female entrepreneurs is about finding that person that just gets us. They can see the glimmer in our eyes that we were meant for something more, even if we may not believe it at times. We all have the power to reach the top of the mountain but it doesn’t have to be on our power alone. And just maybe…when we reach the top, we’ll look back and realise that we’ve paved a path for the next generation of entrepreneurs and other females that aspire for something more.
We’ll show them that it is possible. We’ll finally realise that the mountain peak wasn’t that far away after all and all we needed was some people with us along the way.
We are a league of extraordinary women because we defied the odds.
Sheryl Thai, CEO
League of Extraordinary Women