“Don’t just let your business or your job make something for you; let it make something of you.” – Jim Rohn
I read this quote this morning by the amazing Jim Rohn. I often quote or reference Jim Rohn in my blog entries. He has certainly been a massive influence on my personal development and business success journey. Rohn was a big believer that “You should work harder on yourself than you do on your job.” This is so true and often what separates the wealthy from the masses. We are told to learn something new everyday, but how often do we put it into practice?
The quote that I plucked out today reminds of the reasons why I set out to become an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship can be the most challenging experience a person will face. It is met with adversity, scepticism, fear and mostly doubt. Many people around you will make you feel like you are unworthy or incapable of creating the success you are out to create. Most of whom go out to start their own business will fail. They fail because they give up. The journey and the obstacles were too hard to overcome and they gave into the monkey chatter from the people around them who were convinced to see them fail.
Being an entrepreneur has many advantages. The most rewarding advantage to date for me has been the challenges along the way. The end goal is no doubt exciting, but it is the little lessons that we learn along the way that are truly the reward. Rohn says to ensure that your job or business make something of you…well I think if you are an entrepreneur then this is certainly the case. Embrace all of the adversity and challenges that come your way – they are, after all, there to see you grow and improve on your journey.