Pursuing a dream leads you downs rabbit holes you’d otherwise never tread. For most, these rabbit holes take you way beyond your comfort zones. For those few brave souls who venture into the looking glass of entrepreneurship, they are in for the ride of their lives.
In the beginning of pursuing any dream, the journey is fraught with many unknowns. The obstacles and pitfalls force you to change, to grow and to learn very quickly what to do and what not to do. Sometimes the lessons are painful, and because they are painful, you never forget the learning. Eventually, successful entrepreneurs figure things out, get it right, develop processes to prevent further mishaps and experience the wonderland of entrepreneurship – more money, more control over your time and more freedom.
Along your Wonderland adventure you will meet many interesting people. Most will discourage you, some will take advantage of you, a few will talk a great game but fail to deliver on their promises and there will be those you meet who will actively stand in your way, preventing you from moving forward. This downside of entrepreneurship is a learning experience. Eventually, you will be able to see these types of people a mile away and avoid them.
But, along your journey, you will also meet some people who will help you. These individuals will energize and inspire you. They will open doors for you. They will mentor you. They will go out of their way to steer you in the right direction.
This is the upside of entrepreneurship. Eventually, you will also be able to see these types of people a mile away and wrap your arms around them for life.
Luck visits entrepreneurs in ways that can never be anticipated or manufactured. All luck asks is that you take action and never quit on your dreams and on yourself.
There is a Wonderland of opportunities out there but you only figure that out when you take action on your dreams.