A few years ago, I was introduced to a mutual friend who was an accomplished entrepreneur. I told him that my goal was to be an entrepreneur and after a long winded statement he told me that I probably wasn’t going to do anything in a condescending tone.
At first I was offended, but I realized with the mindset I had at the time, he was right.
I cringe thinking that for years my LinkedIn headline was “aspiring entrepreneur.” What did that even mean? What was stopping me from building right now? In reality, I was scared. I used my youth as an excuse. I said that I would start my own company when I’m older. I said that I would start my own company when I have more experience. I said that I would start my own company when I find the right idea. All of these are excuses, and if I didn’t take action now, I’d just be a perpetual wannabe entrepreneur.
Now, I don’t say I want to be this or that. Rather, I get to work instead.