It’s officially our first blog post on Entrepreneurial Wave and we’re excited to start this journey, a lifetime journey.
Entrepreneurship is definitely a trending topic in our times. Everyone wants to become an entrepreneur, but few are willing to do what it takes. I want Entrepreneurial Wave to become a community that strives for success, lasting success, and not the “get rich quick” mindset that overflows today. We also know that there is a group of people willing to do whatever it takes to serve those around them and make this world a better place. United we will become the rising wave of true entrepreneurship.
The right entrepreneurial and personal development mindset isn’t supposed to just influence our professional careers, but all the areas of our life. It comes down to learning the right way to think in order to make the best decisions, because that’s how our story is built, with tons of piled decisions made every day that determine the path our life takes.
The success path is similar to a wave, it rises from the calmness of the sea (where nobody is watching) to the crash it has on the shore (that everybody on the beach contemplates). That’s where we are now, where nobody is watching, but where we are putting the big fundamentals of what someday will be a success.
There’s a story I recently came up to that draws the importance of constantly investing in yourself new skills and knowledge and not getting caught in the despair of daily work; It’s the Woodcutter Story:
Once upon a time, a strong woodcutter got a job in a timber merchant. The pay and work conditions were really good. So, the woodcutter was determined to do his best. His boss gave him an ax and showed him the area to work. On the first day, the woodcutter brought 18 trees. Boss congratulated him and encouraged him to continue the good work. Motivated by the boss’ words, the woodcutter tried harder the next day, but he could bring only 15 trees. The third day he tried even harder, but he could bring only 10 trees. As the days pass he could bring even lesser trees. Woodcutter thought that he must be losing his strength. He went to the boss and apologized, saying that he could not understand what was going on. The boss asked that when did he sharpen his ax last time. The woodcutter replied that he did not have time to sharpen his ax, as he is busy cutting trees.
Our lives are like that. We sometimes get so busy that we don’t take time to sharpen the “ax”. In today’s world, it seems that everyone is doing more but progressing less, as cars spinning wheels. We all need time for ourselves, to think and meditate, to learn and grow. If we don’t take the time to sharpen the “ax”, we will become dull and lose our effectiveness.
If you are here, reading this, its because you understand the importance of constant and permanent learning for everyone that doesn’t want to live an average life. You grasp that in order to be a surfer you must first have a wave to surf, and the bigger the wave you manage to ride, the better surfer you probably are. So gear up, aim high, and prepare to ride, the wave of your life.