I. Businessman. (Part 25)
My learnings as a Businessman. (Part 25)
Everything I’ve mentioned boils down to nothing, because in all probability, your mind has already judged me, my writing and my learnings.
“OK, so that’s his story. My story will be very different”
“I will be successful because I’ve got it all planned out”.
“I will prove all of this input wrong.”
Learning no: 27
You can lead a horse to the water, but you can’t make it drink.
Well, the last thing I have learned, is that however much you may try, you cannot learn off another’s experiences.
You must experience the grind, the challenges, the hurdles and the mistakes for yourself. You must trip at the same places where many others have, before you. You must lift yourself off the ground. And you must pave your own path.
You will experience all of this, first hand, to eventually draw almost the same conclusions that I have shared through these posts.
But you will believe it only when you experience it. Not before!
I wrote off advice from friends & successful entrepreneurs, people who had made the journey before me, because their views didn’t match mine. Today, I see value in what they had to say.
Likewise, many of my past and present colleagues and friends thought I was patronizing them, not giving them advice. They’re discovering the value of that advice, as they stumble upon it, step-by-step, themselves.
These are not my words, but words of every successful entrepreneur… words that everyone has experienced, many are willing to share, but few are willing to heed.
It ends, at the beginning, with the very first point I made. It is your journey. And yours alone.
And this, funnily, is the circle that one must complete, on the path to being a successful businessman.
If you feel you have gained from the knowledge I shared, I thank you. It is nice to know I was able to help someone on their journey.
If not, I thank you for reading this far and I congratulate you on choosing to be an entrepreneur.
I wish you luck in your endeavors.
May you find every success in what you do…
And may you prove my learnings wrong!
(This concludes the series of blogs on my learnings as an entrepreneur )