One of the lessons I’ve learned from studying self-made millionaires is that dreamers are almost always on their own in the beginning phases of pursuing a dream. It’s very hard to find individuals who buy into your dream and are willing to stick it out. Pursuing a dream is all risk. There is no guaranteed payoff and the effort requires an enormous investment in time, and sometimes money.
Finding individuals who buy into your dream is difficult because pursuing a dream is hard work, involves risk and requires persistence and patience. It is a rare breed of individual who will stick with you during your journey. You read about them in books. They have names like Paul Allen (Bill Gates partner), Steve Wozniak (Steve Jobs partner), Charlie Munger (Warren Buffet’s partner), Jamie Dimon (Sandy Weill’s partner) and Todd Wagner (Mark Cuban’s partner). These were apostles who never quit on their famous billionaire dreamers.
Don’t lose faith when people quit on you. Keep working hard every day, pursuing your dream, even when you have to go it alone. Dreamers change the world. And when you experience success, your loneliness ends.