“Don’t wait until you’re eighty and filled with regret. Be the person you ‘could have been’ now.” – p. 243, The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster: Your Essential Guide Book for Thriving as an Entrepreneur, by: Darren Hardy
You can come up with a lot of reasons not to start a business.
And after you’ve started your business, you’ll come up with a lot of reasons why you should quit.
Know that entrepreneurship is a rollercoaster. There will be good times and bad. Challenge after challenge will present itself and threaten your resolve. How do I know this? Because it happened to me, and I know from talking with my entrepreneur friends I’m not the only one.
Remember you aren’t the first person to start a business and you won’t be the last who feels the way you will feel at times.
To help get through this, connect with others who have also started businesses, ranging from people with very little experience to those with lots of it. Start with your local SCORE chapter or the entrepreneurial incubator at a nearby college or university to find like-minded people to commiserate with on a regular basis. You’ll also find SCORE and colleges and universities to be great sources for free advice and guidance regarding the legal considerations for starting a business (and more).
Takeaway: Take comfort in knowing that starting a business is challenging, but don’t let the thought of encountering challenges keep you from starting. Find other entrepreneurs out there to form your own support network. Don’t go it alone.