Disheartened

Have you ever wanted something for a long time, but had no success in achieving it? What an empty feeling that can be. You have feelings of doubt, inadequacy, fear, and embarrassment.

Sometimes I feel that I will never succeed in launching a successful business. It is a difficult slog with little to show for it.

I doubt myself that I am good enough to do what I need to.

I feel that I am inadequate and nowhere near as qualified as others who have been successful in a startup.

I am fearful that I will never succeed in launching completely. And if I don’t succeed, I’ll miss some other life goals.

I’m embarrassed that I am just not able to get the traction I need to when others seem to do it with no problem.

In previous posts, I have talked about imposter syndrome. And I’ve talked a lot about the importance of getting things done on time.

Here’s all I need to do to have a successful business:

  1. Know a problem someone has.
  2. Have an offering that solves that problem
  3. Deliver the offering
  4. Have a way for people to pay

It’s that simple. And yet I haven’t been able to do it. Maybe I’m trying to hard, perhaps not hard enough. Maybe I just don’t have what it takes.

I’d love to give some platitude about how everything is going to be ok. (I’m sure it will be.) But the truth is, sometimes you get disheartened. And sometimes its ok to lean into that. It doesn’t mean I’ve failed; it doesn’t mean that I am weak. It just means that I care enough about this that it takes it’s toll when it doesn’t work out as hoped.

I want something. And I want it bad. I want people to be better because of the work that I do. I want people to have projects that are done on time. I want people to have automation that helps them do their job better. I want people to benefit from what I do.

I have wanted something for a long time but had no success in achieving it. What an empty feeling that can be.