When people look at entrepreneurs, they often times see the success. They see oh they got a nice house, they got nice cars, they have an office or employees, a lifestyle whatever the case may be and oh that person is so lucky, they really got it going on. They have all this success.
Often times, it is true. However, what you probably don’t see is the years or decades of hard work and tired toil to get to that point. For example, I have had some success in the last couple of years as my business has really exploded. It’s fantastic. It provides a nice lifestyle for me and my family. However, at the same time, what people might not see is that there were 10, closer to 15 years, since my late teens, of hard work and things that didn’t pan out they way I wanted them to on the journey to get to where I am today. If you look at most entrepreneurs, they probably have had many failures on their journey too with the success that they might actually have.
That’s something that easy to overlook but you can not overlook that. Behind every successful entrepreneur is years and years and years of hard work, hard work. Getting up early before everyone else, staying up late after everyone else, evenings, weekends, skipping lunches, working through lunches, working through breaks, pulling all nighters. That is the kind of thing it takes to become a successful entrepreneur for most people ’cause it’s not an easy environment.
It’s an unforgiving environment because there’s all people trying to get to where you’re at. And you have to be willing to out think and out work them along the way to do that. So never forget that no matter how successful someone looks, they might be very successful but they have had years or probably decades of extremely hard work. And maybe you wanna be where they’re at and that’s perfectly fine.
You may or may not be willing to do whatever the work is that person has done to get there. You have to remember that. Everything someone has when they’re 20, 30, 40, 50 years old, which could be a lot, money status, things, those have been things they’ve been working on, if they’re self-made, not inherited. If they’re self-made, they’ve been working on them for decades. They might have put in 10 times the amount of work you have put in along the way. Behind every successful entrepreneur is years and years and years of hard work.