I sincerely hope that you do struggle and fail. Why? Because
you will learn something that is literally priceless in the process.
As Napoleon Hill Said:
"Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache
carries with it the seed of an equal or greater
In my experience (especially dealing with Schizophrenia) that
has been remarkably true.
Every time you face a setback or failure¾and you overcome it
by learning the lesson it contains¾you build your self-esteem,
self-confidence, and your character. The greater the struggle,
the greater the success and the more you will appreciate it.
In all truth I wouldn't want being a successful Entrepreneur to
be easy. On the contrary I want it to be challenging and
something that I can be proud of. As Thomas J. Watson
(Founder, IBM) said:
"Would you like me to give you a formula for
success? It's quite simple, really: Double your
rate of failure."
Many people think that failure is the enemy of success.
However it isn't at all. It's something that teaches you how to
succeed. Many times¾and as it applies to business¾that
lesson it teaches is literally priceless. Don't let fear of failure
hold you back, learn something from it that will make you more
All of the most important things I've learned in life (including
rejuvenating my relationship with God, deepening my
compassion and empathy, and being more appreciative and
grateful) have been a direct result of my struggle/battle with
Schizophrenia. And because I have learned so much, I
wouldn't change my experiences for the World. As Benjamin
"There is no education like adversity."
You will also build courage from overcoming setback, failure,
and adversity. Something that will help you will all aspects of
your life and something that many people don't experience.
So go out with confidence knowing that nothing can stop you
form accomplishing your Entrepreneurial (and life) ambitions.
And that you will learn many great things through the process