Many times during your business or project journey you may wonder if you're doing the right thing. This may be especially true before you have any clients or customers.
Blessing or Bitch
Before you get started anonymity is either a blessing or a bitch. It's a blessing that you can create anonymously because no one is watching, and it's a bitch because no one is watching.
Hardship may mean that you're doing so something special and unique compared to what competitors are doing. So difficulties may mean that you question the special nature of your vision, or they're just getting you down.
The trick is to separate the hardship in tough times from what you're learning. If you're learning that your assumptions were wrong and customers don't want your product, and you're possibly building in either the wrong space or just building the wrong thing, then you should ask yourself the classic question.
Okay, you started. Now what?
Knowing what you know now, would you pursue this project all over again? Would you invest the time, energy, and money in solving this problem? Or, knowing all that you know now, would you do something different?
If you still believe in the vision, and you still have conviction, don't quit! Keep going, you're just having some of those mid journey blues.
But if your answer is Hell no, if there's absolutely no way if you were at the beginning that he would start this over and take this journey, then why are you still trying?
Are the costs that you incur to keep me from quitting, have you overvalued what you have because of what you've invested so far?
You may be putting a bigger price on this just because you own it. Is that possible? You may be desperately holding onto your vision because of the time money and effort that you've invested in this. Could that be true?
Do winners quit?
I find the “winners never quit” mantra to be somewhat simple.I think it goes against the grain of what we've learned from many successful efforts in the past. If you've lost conviction, but refused to change because you invested so much in this direction, then it's possible that you've become misaligned with your own vision.
Then you're officially doing things for the wrong reasons.
So to sum it up, if your condition remains, if your vision still drives your passion, don't let the incremental obstacles and setbacks push you to quit.
Instead use these periods to build muscle. Always keep asking yourself “Do I still believe in the vision”? Would you embark on the same journey if you knew everything that you know now?
If the answer is no, then save yourself the struggle by either changing or quitting. The next opportunity is right around the corner.
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