In building your own business you are going to run into a few brick walls. Make that a lot of brick walls. There will be times where you feel like you haven’t slept in weeks. You’ll feel alienated and jealous of those taking off on trips and going out while you’re hashing out contracts and strategies. There are times you may even throw your hands up in the air when you realize that you are the only one who sees your vision.
Once you are done feeling angry and maybe even a little sorry for yourself, remember that have just had an all-too similar experience to every entrepreneur whether big or small. Frustration is part of the package deal.
I like to remind myself of a quote I heard from the late Carnegie Mellon University professor, Randy Pausch:
The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out; the brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. The brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They are there to stop the other people.
So if you want it badly enough, go ahead and feel frustrated. Then, pick yourself up and keep climbing.