Ambition. An entrepreneur’s best friend, and often, fiercest enemy.
Ambition fuels our passions. Ambition is the source of sleepless nights, and joyous celebrations. It blinds us at times — lights our path during others.
It’s the end of the week, and one cannot help but take inventory of what has been accomplished. Did I get the garage organized? Did I update my Twitter page? Did I follow up with the leads I was supposed to? Did I run 10 miles?
We live in a world where the pace of our lives seems to increase everyday. There is always more to do, and seemingly less time to do it in. It can feel at times like we are stuck on a treadmill, chasing after that dangling carrot. A nibble here, a nibble there. But…always just a touch out of reach.
Well my friends, trust me, you are not alone! Every entrepreneur, regardless of their success, deals with this everyday. But the key is, at least as I’ve found in my progression a entrepreneur, is to cherish the process. Cherish the small victories. The steps FORWARD.
One of the oldest, and most cliche sayings in the world is: “ROME wasn’t built in a day.” It’s one of the oldest because…well because it’s TRUE!!!
Peaks and Valleys are natural aspects in the life of an entrepreneur. But those who flourish are not those who become discouraged by what has been left undone, but instead, those who celebrate the small victories of what HAS BEEN DONE. The progression, the journey.
“It doesn’t matter if you try and try and try again, and fail. It does matter if you try and fail, and fail to try again”– Charles Kettering
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Well said, Jay. Thanks for your leadership.