I am trained to seek a confirmation before any action. I am told not to pursue the path of rigor; inaction is still a better option than failure. I have been conditioned to fear failure.
People around me make me feel weak or strong by comparisons. When they perceive that being a Finance person is prestigious, I then want to become one, because other people would perceive them as cool, not because I really like finance.
I am always afraid to do things which I don’t understand and so is entrepreneurship for me. And I am a blind eye to it by saying it cannot be learned.
I spend the first 20 years of my life trying to compete and succeed. Getting below certain praise worthy marks is like an embarrassing death. Sadly I have seen this behavior is predominant beyond the boundaries of school.
Through all these years I was so afraid of rejection that I stop believing in any value in it.
Back then failure was not an option.
But I have good news for you: Failure is one of the best things that can ever happen to you. Why? Because we, as humans, are motivated and driven by growth — mentally, physically, financially, academically, etc. And failures provide an opportunity for much more growth, knowledge, and wisdom than lucky successes.
What we all need to do is to learn, as correctly stated George Santayana “The wisest mind has something yet to learn”
Building business is like making your recipe, you have to have the right ingredients, the correct tools, a method whether detailed or a brief outline and a sense of eagerness for what you are making. Do you now think you need to master it through learning and doing?