How do you know when to let go?
From the time I can remember, I have always visualized myself as an entrepreneur. A big shot, working hard to make the money, having all the opportunities for myself and my family. I have grown up, got an engineering degree and also got married. I still want that dream of being a hardworking entrepreneur. However, my logical part of me says it’s time to let it go. Why?
Well because I have tried to start businesses. I have tried my hand from t shirt selling to subscription box. Even thought of some engineering related business but they were too expensive to come to fruition the way I want it. And I really want it the way I want. I know that businesses require time, patience, hard work and lots of capital. There has to be a point when you say that maybe, that is not the path you are supposed to take in your life.
I am young (not that age matters one bit), don’t have big responsibilities yet (like kids, mortgage etc), have time to explore many different possibilities in my life. So even though my logical part of my brain tells me to stop acting so reckless and just settle down with the typical path of house, kids and a 9-5 job to support all the wants and needs. I still want to give myself a chance. I am going to do both. I am going to compromise with myself. I am going to work at 9-5 job to help support my family and work on the side at a business until the business can help us thrive. If the business doesn’t work out, I will still have a job to fall back on. Letting go should not be the only choice (unless it is hurting people). Sometimes, compromising with yourself helps. So yes, I am letting go of my 100% reckless dream. However, I am replacing it with 50% reckless dream and 50% my logical plan. Everyone’s happy. I am happy, I know my husband will be happy :p and my future, well it looks like it will be bright
– The lazy kind