We have come across many successful entrepreneurs right from the names we hear almost everyday, like Gates, Jobs, Zuckerberg... and the list goes on endlessly. One cannot deny the fact that these entrepreneurs have achieved success by creating something so phenomenal that it has reached out to each and every corner, impacting millions on this planet.
One of the things we can observe among these extremely successful personalities, both past and present, is the fact that they started early on in their life. Some have started at a very young age. Their persistence and hard-work over a period of time has paid off more than they could ever imagine.
Of course, we have heard this time and again that to succeed in life, we have to work hard, be motivated and passionate about our work, etc., but many a time, we miss out on one of the most powerful mantras for success. Starting early!
Yes, for many reasons, it has been institutionalized in our society to follow the cycle once we are born.
Play --> Study --> Study again (professional course) --> Work --> Keep working
Here, the last stage is like an infinite loop, which repeats till a person gets tired of doing the routine work, which seems to go on forever.
And for some reasons, many of the greatest entrepreneurs have realized this as a hindrance and have succeeded in breaking this norm, to follow their dreams early on in their lives. They didn’t wait for a college degree, financial stability, experience, or in some cases even for an idea, like most of us. They just had to get started, and they started early on.
So, today, I came across some very inspiring quotes which might propel you to take your first step forward.
“The secret to getting ahead is getting started.”
― Mark Twain
“Everybody has to start somewhere. You have your whole future ahead of you. Perfection doesn't happen right away.”
― Haruki Murakami
“What should be standing in the shoes of passion, and be walking on the plans of action is sitting in the ink on the paper. Why? Because of the fear to start.”
― Israelmore Ayivor
“If everyone waited to become an expert before starting, no one would become an expert. To become an EXPERT, you must have EXPERIENCE. To get EXPERIENCE, you must EXPERIMENT! Stop waiting. Start stuff.”
― Richie Norton
And this is one of my personal favourites:
“Got an idea to start", "Thinking to start" and "Making a commitment to start" is one aspect of life.
Actually "Starting" what you truly want to do in life, is a completely different ball game.”
― Manoj Arora, From the Rat Race to Financial Freedom