Updated: Jul 4, 2021
Don’t confuse entrepreneurship with luxury always. It is far beyond you see, it is a game of efforts and patience. Internet is piled up with “this and that” about entrepreneurship but in reality, it is simply the answer of the two questions, and that is:- 1.) Who can I serve? 2.) What problem can I solve? Answer these two questions provides a more solid path to prosperity as compared to anything else.
You have already heard about this quote “With bigger power comes bigger responsibility” but I believe the reverse of this “With bigger responsibility comes bigger power” has more meaning when it comes to entrepreneurship. If you take up the responsibility to nurture the unexplored field or an idea, you will eventually develop the bigger power to do so. You can easily put on 14-16 hours of work on a daily basis without getting exhausted.
There’s always a question about “Security and Sacrifice” that will come to your mind when you take up the entrepreneurship, here I always say that “forget about security, sometimes it takes up everything you have, I had seen seven-digit and single-digit both in my account and when comes to the word “sacrifice”, it is going to be your best friend for a long period of time, every next step will request some sacrifices from you. There is very famous saying in Banaras that “पैरों को दो नावों के अंदर रखोगे, तो डूब जाओगे”. So simply you have to leave other things to put your time and energy into your enterprise in order to grow. Back in 2018, when I was in last semester at IIT, I had everything in my pocket, a govt. job, a private job, a Ph.D. offer from IIT but just to put the whole of my time into growing my business, I had left it all.
Sometimes, building from scratch has its own charm, if the chance of survival is even less than 1% then the real motivation kicks in. Every day millions of people bury good ideas because they are afraid to act on them, and afterword, the ghosts of those ideas come back to haunt them. The important thing is not where you were or where you are but where you want to go. Stretch your vision, see what you can be, not just what is. Practice adding value to things, to people, and especially to yourself.
The key ingredient of entrepreneurship is self-motivation. To believe when nobody else believes, to persist where everyone else quits, to work when nobody is forcing you to work and to find a way when there is no way.