We all know a story or two about a person who started a business with very little money and in a short time became rich – the envied of the community. Few stories can compare to the likes of Michael Dell and Bill Gates. My own inspiration was Warren Buffett.
Besides the success and famed stories lie the untold and often obscured stories of struggle, broken lives, and tragedy. Untold mainly because we are not interested when we have no intention to start a business. When we are interested we don’t not want them to perturb us from what we perceive as our dream. Our society is big on dreams. Everyone knows not to let anything stop us from what we want, right?
How many people honestly woke up one day and decide to start a business and at the end of the day became successful? What qualities made these people successful? Does that mean the failures lack these qualities? Did luck have anything to do with it? Is it about hard work and determination? Who really understand the vast amount of work needed to create a business? I mean how many hours do you have to work to make it happen? (These are important questions that I will address in the near future.)
What happens to people who fail? These stories are harder to find. You have to look into the obscurity of people lives. Peel back time and like any hardship moments when we look back, its always bitter sweet memories. And how memories over time , ripe like wine – the older it is the better it gets. Perhaps that is why there are really no bad reasons to start a business in the end. There lies the Entrepreneur Trap. Success inspires us to move forward while failures are archives of fond memories.
Original Post Date: February 18, 2009
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