One of my most favorite movie quotes, which happens to be from Parenthood:
Grandma: You know, when I was nineteen, Grandpa took me on a roller coaster.
Grandma: Up, down, up, down. Oh, what a ride!
Gil: What a great story.
I always wanted to go again.
You know, it was just so interesting to me that a ride could make me so frightened, so scared, so sick, so excited, and so thrilled all together! Some didn't like it. They went on the merry-go-round.
That just goes around. Nothing.
I like the roller coaster.
You get more out of it.
Building a business is hard.
At times, you have a tremendous amount of clarity. At other times, a stupendous amount of doubt.
I can do this…wait...who am I
to pull this off?
Back and forth, back and forth. Real entrepreneurs that say they never doubted...are liars; I’m sure of it.
But building a business, whether you’re the one running it or part of the team building it, is one of the most enjoyable things you can do. You have such an opportunity to impact people. You can make a great difference for your clients, your teammates, your vendors (we prefer to call them partners as we request the same of our clients to refer to us).
The reward for watching people grow, learn, accept challenges and do the impossible is...worth the risk.
So the next time you doubt--the next time you wonder if what you’re doing is worthwhile or not--just remember: you’re impacting people’s lives.
And that’s why building a business is hard. And that’s why it’s worth it. And yes, you, can do it. Keep going. Keep pushing. Make it happen and let it happen. It’s quite the ride!