When you study successful people, businesses and organizations i.e. tech startups, thriving nonprofit organizations, and superstar entrepreneurs making an impact in the world, they all have one thing in common.
The founder once made a courageous decision.
There’s no doubt that it takes guts to start any worthwhile venture. The building, operating and scaling any enterprise requires dedication, skill, and perseverance.
But the most important quality needed to build something truly exceptional is Courage.
If the obstacles stacked against you seem impossible, it will take an unreasonable level of courage for you to look the problems in the eye, smile, and press-on regardless.
It’s the kind of courage that makes your family and friends think you’re insane.And yet as illogical as it might sound, the only way to create something great is by taking a crazy step in the first place.
The Bible mentions “fear not, don’t be afraid, be strong and courageous and other variations of the same phrase ” 365 times.
It stands to reason that if the Bible can mention those words that many times, it means that there are many reasons to get discouraged on a daily basis.
Despite the numerous reasons to get discouraged and give up, I advice you to do the exact opposite. Hang in there. Don’t quit. Stay In the game. Never give up.
The only way you’re going to build something great is by making a courageous decision and sticking with it. With time the struggle will get easier. Well, I don’t mean “easy button” easy, but what I mean is your ability to manage challenges will increase and thus help to make things look easy.
Eventually, every obstacle you overcome will be another opportunity for people to celebrate your victories and successes.
So hang in there and stay the course. I know the times are tough for a lot of people right now. So I just wanted to encourage you to hang in there. Things will turn around.