A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. -David Brinkley
I have noticed that whenever one attempts anything beyond the status quo in society that you are going to face a lot of doubt and adversity from those around you. There are going to be a lot of people who will tell you you can’t achieve what you are setting out to do and that you should just settle.
Recently, with my job search, I have been facing a lot of adversity for the decisions I have been making. At this point in my life, I would rather pursue my dreams and fail rather than work a stiff job for the rest of my life and wonder “what if”. I understand that I have loans and bills to pay but, as scary as this sounds, college graduation is the time time where we essentially decide the track for our life.
I implore all of you with an entrepreneurial spirt to pursue your dreams and do what everyone else thinks is a waste of time. It will be hard sometimes to keep believing in your dream with so much doubt coming from the people closest to you but achieving your dreams is never easy. As long as YOU believe in your heart that you are doing the right thing and you have some trusted advisors who believe in you as well then keep moving forward. It is going to be scary, volatile and outright uncomfortable but I challenge you to not settle.
As a side note, my definition of an entrepreneur is someone who can turn life’s obstacles into opportunities. Being an entrepreneur does not mean necessarily starting your own business. You can be entrepreneurial in your job search by searching for jobs that are a bit more uncommon such as a position within Rolls-Royce. In order to make a difference you must see things differently and do things differently. The world is truly yours right now and ANYTHING is possible as long as you are willing to get your hands dirty.