Startups are the next big thing in every industry.
Most multinationals today were once an idea few individuals developed and investors believed in. You can best name them… Facebook, Alibaba etc.
Lets put you in the position of those investors at the time.
Assuming you are an investor in search of the next big thing. After all the due diligence, common sense says you would go for the most promising business.
But even the best of investors know that it is not always about the numbers. At times the vision and determination of the company to succeed out beat its list of failures.
Your lifelike a business has the ability to expand to unseen heights (educationally, career-wise, relationships etc.) or sink down to depths of destruction. All you need is a clear vision and the right dose of determination.
Treat yourself like a startup with potential.
The first step to getting to your destination is treating yourself like someone worth the sacrifice. Treat yourself like a startup with potential.
This might mean looking at all your past mistakes, accepting them and searching for another reason to help you (maybe your wife, children, your needs etc.). If you were the worst person in the world and a storm breaks out, will you save yourself? Why will you save yourself despite all your mistakes and missed opportunities?
There’s always a reason to start again.
Like an investor who takes a business risk on a dying company, take that blind leap of faith on yourself.
You Are Special and worth taking a risk on
Remember you were an investor looking for a startup. Why did you pick out the one which didn’t seem like the most profitable? There was something special about their business model which went beyond financial gain and made them worth the risk.
Why don’t you take a risk on yourself and help you do better?
You have the ability to be great (if your focus is directed right)
Apart from being unique, the startup you chose also has the ability to be great. So do you. Greatness is rarely a matter of luck but of conscious effort and hard work regardless of the hurdles on the way.
You too can be great.
Others care for you regardless
The main thing about the startup was the fact that its founders cared deeply for it and put a lot of work in the company for little or no pay until the investors showed up. Think of the person(s) who have stood by you throughout.
They are first-hand evidence that you are worth investing in.
Before you discard this as another common motivational jargon, take a moment and reflect on the 3 points above.
Now that you have decided you are worth investing in. These are a few ways to treat yourself like someone worth helping.
- Love you despite your mistakes
- Forgive yourself
- Make a plan to avoid previous mistakes (e.g stop stocking your fridge with beer to reduce drinking).
- Make a plan to do better in what every area of concern (e.g run for at least 20 minutes twice a week if you plan to lose weight).
- Be patient with yourself if you fail (take a break, watch a movie, then try again).
Are you ready to treat yourself like someone worth helping?
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