About a year ago, I could never guess that I would be learning about entrepreneurship today.
The concept of entrepreneurship was interesting to me but I never thought it would become something I love.
When I learned about location independence and lifestyle entrepreneurship, I was instantly fascinated by the idea of living a free life.
From then on, I made a decision to set up my own online brand or business so that I can live that lifestyle.
After few months of hustling and learning about the world of online business, I was overwhelmed.
My batteries were drained as I was doing all of this on the side while doing my post-graduate studies.
Since then, I have faced many obstacles and failures. I got frustrated when things didn’t go as I wanted them to go. But now, I’m okay with all that. I am not emotionally triggered by the ups and downs of the journey.
The biggest realization I had was that hard work was not enough. My dream was strong but hard work alone won’t get me there.
In order to turn my dream into reality, I had to learn to promote myself. I had to learn to express myself. I had to learn to connect with like-minded people. I had to learn to say no.
I’m still learning all of that but I never thought I will be doing that a year ago. But because I want to reach my vision so bad, I learned to love all the things that can help me reach my goals.
I never thought I would be learning about digital marketing. But today, I’m not only learning it because I have to, but I’ve started to like it because I know how it will help me live my dream.
So, no matter what your goal is, figure out the obstacles or skillsets that will help you achieve your goal. Start working on them and eventually you’ll start enjoying it if your desire to reach your goals is strong enough.
For example, if your desire to lose fat/build muscles/be fit is strong enough, you will learn to love working out. You will stop looking for excuses for not showing up for your workouts. In fact, you will start to sneak in exercise on your busy days because you know what it takes to reach your goals. You will stop craving foods that don’t support your goals.
In the same way, entrepreneurship is not easy. It requires multiple skills. You don’t have to become number one in all of them. But you have to invest your time to develop those skills just enough to reach your goals.
If you don’t commit, you’ll try to dodge those obstacles and ignore the skillsets required to reach your goals.
But once you commit, you will figure things out. You will crush all the obstacles and become a master of the required skillsets.
Have you made the commitment? Comment below what commitment you’ve made and what skillset(s) you still need to develop in order to reach your goals.