The Emotional Highs and Lows of Starting a Company


After growing up, you are faced with only two choices – either you find a good job and get into the race with others for the seat of your boss or you can simply start up your own business and be your own boss. However, the latter adoption is much easier said than done as there are many milestones to overcome, numerous strategies to be made and many challenges to be faced. Nonetheless a huge number of people would still try their luck starting their own business because of the thrills and rewards that it has to offer.

If you believe that you have what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur and your business idea is unique to the current market, then you should definitely give it a try. However, you need to be aware that there are many emotional highs and lows that are attached with starting your company. You can’t expect your entrepreneurial adventure to be upscale right from the beginning. Instead, like most other businesses, it is going to be more like a rollercoaster in both monetary and emotional aspects before you can reach a point where you consider yourself and your venture as ‘stable.’

This entrepreneurship is going to be your own baby, so it is natural that you build up a lot of emotional attachment with it. The success of your business directly translates into your own success and this success is achieved after long and stressful hours of hard work and devotion. The pride and joy that you are likely to feel at this stage is very real and is felt to the core of your being.  Regardless of whether people around you understand or not, you would want to jump up and down in joy and give high fives. Similarly the road to success as a businessman is also going to bring some moments of emotional lows when things don’t go as you plan them or take a U-turn instead of going forward.

These emotional hurly-burlies or fluxes can prove to be physically draining and might also be a reason that you are unable to focus on your business. If you want to remain motivated and focused towards your goal, then you have to find a way to rise above these moments of sheer pleasure and discontentment. An effective way of dealing with these fluctuations is by disciplining yourself.

Becoming your own boss is not easy as it sounds because now you will have to set your own working hours and compel yourself to stick to them. You will be your own critic and therefore you must keep only the highest goals. The beauty and, at the same time, the challenge of your own business is that it will be totally up to you to set up a time table that separates your professional hours from your leisure hours.

As you mature and become more well-organized with time, you will learn how to cope with these frustrations and turbulences. In the meantime stay focused on shorter goals and try to discipline each aspect of your life.


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