Some days ago, I was in the barbershop cutting my hair, and looking into the mirror a thought hit me, “What are my chances of succeeding?” Just then it occurred to me that that question had only just hit me real hard for the first time. This is because my recent development has infused so much business drive in me that I have little or no time for personal reflection.
But let’s be honest here, what are your chances of executing that business idea you have, and not only executing it, also of it being a complete success? Little to none is what I’d say. This is because starting a business is one of the riskiest things you can ever do in life. There are no assurances. The world as we know it is a crazy place, with millions upon millions of products and services and customers with extremely varied behavioral patterns. So what gives you that confidence that your business idea is going to cut through these enormous factors to become a success?
You have as much chance of succeeding as you do of not falling off while walking for the first time on a tightrope connecting the two tallest buildings in town. You’re most likely going to fall off right? Well, those are the chances you have bringing a business idea to complete execution. Or let’s put it this way, if you were to attempt a thousand business ideas in your lifetime, with equal passion each time, only one will succeed. That is how brutal your chances are.
So what are you gonna do, give up or kick off?