It seems as though as people grow up they lose their imagination. They get trapped; A 9-5 job now controls their lives. Spending 99% of their time doing stuff in order to pay for the 1% of the year they actually get to spend doing things they love. It’s a shame that society is organised in such a way that everyone is pushed into this lifestyle.
I think if everyone grasped on to their imaginations, their hopes and aspirations, the world could be a far better place. In the UK it is difficult, despite what the government preaches, growing a small business is hindered by a large number of factors which often aren’t in control of the proprietors. There is still an element of luck to growing any kind of business.
I get a lot of enjoyment out of what I do, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have a large amount of daily stress and sometimes have trouble finding a reason to get out of bed on a morning. It also doesn’t mean that there aren’t endeavors out there which I would love more. My friend and I often talk about travelling and filming in all of these beautiful locations which you see on the Internet. Does that mean I will find success there? I try to be positive in my aspirations, but statistically, it’s very unlikely to happen. So where does that leave me? Do I risk it all and try it, after all one of the defining characteristics of an entrepreneur is ‘risk taking’, or do I take the ‘safe’ option and risk a lifetime of paying for the weekends and a nice place to sleep?
For anyone who is reading this: I do hope you’re still at the point where you’re willing to take life changing risks, and I also hope that you find success.