Somehow, I came across this video in my YouTube favorite’s list.
I’m not sure who first recommended it to me, but I find it amazing how it perfectly describes what an entrepreneur goes through from starting on an initial idea to finishing with a successful business.
I watched it this morning, and I seriously got an emotional reaction from it. It was a reaction that I think only a small fraction of the 1.5 million people that have seen this video will truly understand.
Here’s how I would break it down:
The first 18 seconds
This is the part where you’ve come up with your idea. You don’t know if it will stick, or if it will be successful. You just know that it excites you, and that it makes you feel good, so you dance with it.
About a minute into the video
You’re still doing what feels good. It gets a bit tougher. You’ve got a handful of friends and family that are jiving with you and are there to support you, but they’re a little unsure, which makes you a little unsure.
You wonder to yourself: Will this idea fly? You keep going, because it still feels good and you’ve gone this far, why not go all the way?
You forge ahead with your idea.
The next 30 seconds
All of a sudden, things start to speed up. You see strange new faces, smiling, jiving with your idea. They feel good, you feel good. It’s all good.
From about a minute and 45 seconds onwards
This is where I almost cried. Seriously.
This is the point that every entrepreneur lives for. The part where you’ve got people that truly believe in your idea, and they’ve let go of any reservations and are just swarming at you, because they want to be part of your movement.
At the end of the video
You take a step back, and look at how you’ve changed the world. And you say, Yes, I pulled it off. And now, it’s not your idea anymore, it is bigger than that.
Time to move on.
This is what every entrepreneur lives for.
There are a lot of alternate paths that this video doesn’t show. However, I truly believe that if you stick to your idea and execute relentlessly with dedication, this is the one true path to enlightenment.