I never thought about it before, but operating a business is like riding a two wheeler. A lot of mechanisms and systems have to work together in order for the vehicle to perform.
To operate your vehicle, you have to develop some skills to get it moving, keep it stable, steer it around obstacles and keep it in shape, yes? Remember the first voyage when the training wheels came off? Do you recall the effort it took to make the thing move forward without wobbling? Or the the terror felt when you had to change direction; How about the thrill when it started to go faster, and the relief when you reacted to avoid disasters?
But, the resources and skills to drive this….
…are very different from driving this:
As your entrepreneurial journey begins, you will have to develop skills. Surely you’ll hit some bumps, but you will learn from experience as you benefit from others that have traveled your road. With persistence and perseverance, you will eventually learn what it takes to propel, navigate and negotiate the way to your dream destination, a successful business, however you define it.
The bottom line is:
Your mindset will drive you to a successful business.
So, how far are you willing to go to arrive at your dream destination? What skills are you willing to learn? Are you willing to make sacrifices or change your habits? What kind of vehicle do you want to drive, one that needs all the time or one that runs without you ? How fast do you want to go? How much effort are you willing to put in to it to get your vehicle moving?
The questions are endless and the answers will change over time. In any event, get ready for the ride of your life as you begin your journey!