Definitely the answer is “YES” after all who does not want to be successful, and be the next Larry Page or any other person who has made significant changes in the recent past.
Getting there is not that easy but if they got there why not you? People will have questions such as;
- What specific things will I need to know;
- How important are my networking efforts going to be and
- How am I going to get the funding I need, if I do, in fact decide to start a company of my own?
These are legitimate questions. But they are not the place to begin. First, Ask yourself what is it you desire? What do you really want to have happen? Unless you truly want to make something happen, the odds are nothing. Without that desire, nothing else matters…or occurs.
“But I am already extremely focused,” you say. “There is nothing more important to me than what I am doing now.”
Okay. I am willing to take you through. But the question is this: Are your actions matching your words? Could someone look at how you are spending the vast majority of your days and conclude—unprompted—what it is you want to do with your life, specifically your work life. If they can’t, my guess is you are probably not clear on what you truly want to do. You aren’t centered on your desire.
The starting point, when you are faced with uncertainty—and we could be talking about “what should I be doing for work,” or “with the rest of my life”—is this: What do you want to create?
You have some sort of idea of what you’d like to bring into being. That concept could be as vague as “I want to make the world a better place; I want to work for a company based in New York” or as specific as creating a new kind of software or starting a different kind of human resources consulting firm, one where all the employees are partners.
Any idea you have could be great.But you need to do something to make it a reality. Thinking is terrific, but absolutely nothing happens unless you take smart steps to translate your idea into action. If all you do is think about that idea, all you will have when you are done is thoughts.
You have to do something to make those thoughts real.
But the only thing that is going to get you to take that step is desire.
People who create something new wanted to do it; often they say they had to do it; they felt compelled.
But at the very least there was a desire—to act.
Desire is a word we rarely use in connection with commerce. And when it surfaces, some people are quick to try to dismiss it because it sounds squishy, unbusiness-like, and, of course, hard to quantify and teach. But it is the right word. Unless you have an aspiration, a passion, then you might never achieve that which you want.
The very first step toward becoming an entrepreneur is figuring out what you truly want.