This above all else, watch your expenses!
The essential enigma is that despite all the things you may hear as you sincerely set out to launch your very own venture, is that there is a very strong force which can best be described as, a force designed to assure you will fail.
A more common and descriptive term for this force can also be used, its expenses.
It is helpful to look at the world as several different forces. One of these forces wants you to believe you can and will succeed in your venture. The reason for this position is that this force or group wants to sell you the products that will help you to succeed.
An entirely different force also exists and it is entirely far too common to ignore. This force or group can be collectively referred to as the naysayers. Now its really hard to understand where all the wisdom that the naysayers seem to possess comes from. A very common form of this is the person who tried to launch their own venture and failed. Therefore they want to tell you, how difficult it is to succeed (and of course they are right) the real question you need to ask yourself is why are they telling you, that your venture will fail? Put very simply the odds are with them and against you. Therefore it is very easy for them to predict your failure with relative accuracy.
The naysayers have nothing to lose by telling you that your venture will fail. If you accept their advice and give up before you try then you will not have to taste the disappointment of trying and failing. If you forge ahead anyway and succeed then they will be happy to congratulate you, and admit that in your case they were wrong. If you do try, and fail, then they will be on hand to say, “I told you so”.
It often will appear as if the very fabric of society is pitted against you. if you persist in swimming in the wrong direction against the current, you may become a strong adherent to various types of conspiracy theory. You will find all sorts of people who want you to explain your venture in detail. The reason you keep believing that these people want to take your idea and leave you out of the picture is because that is very possible and even probable outcome.
When you finally decide the only way to progress is to do it on your own, relying primarily on your own ability, then you become part of a very hard working crowd which could be correctly called, the boot-strappers.
Some how without the proper funding and expertise you have to get your venture far enough along that you can actually show it to someone, and then take it to the next level.
Stephen C. Sanders
August, 14, 2012 1:27am
PS: Obstacles are by nature difficult to overcome, yet if and when either you or I are by some miracle able to overcome these built-in obstacles, we will become much wiser and able to accomplish great things, that most people only dream of.