The founders of Airbnb sold cereal until they could get their company off the ground. Daymond John held down a job at Red Lobster until he could get his company FUBU where he wanted to. These individuals were willing to do whatever it took to see their ideas come to life, because they believed in their ideas enough to find success with them.
Too many people either don’t have enough passion for their ideas or enough patience to see the results that they want. Things get tough and it’s much easier to give up than to fight for one’s dreams. Since producing great results are the only thing that dictates a businesses success, many times it takes the market longer to accept and rally around an idea and product than people want, leading them to quit right before they see their ideal results. But it seems that there’s a fix to this:
Please stop measuring things in the wrong way. Results shouldn’t only be measured in weeks, months, and quarters. True progress can only be seen in years.
Business having a rough day? You have tomorrow.
Business having a rough week? You have next week.
Business having a rough month? You have next month.
Business having a rough quarter? You have next quarter.
Change your perspective and decrease stress while you’re at it. And if finances are your worry, don’t be afraid to do what the founders of Airbnb and Raymond John did, and find a side job until things begin looking up.