These words begin where I left of in last week's journal entry. This week many of our videos and articles focused around the concept of pressing forward, or never giving up. The entrepreneurial journey is one that is lined with blood, sweat, and tears. It doesn't seem like a path for the faint of heart. However, I've heard many stories where through that struggle, entrepreneurs find themselves in that journey, or find a lesson that forever alters their life. They are able to build the life they want, and not be kept under the thumb of others. The costs are great, but the benefits are even greater.
One line that came to mind as I was reading this week comes from Dave Ramsey's book "Total Money Makeover". He repeatedly states, "You have to live like no one else so that someday, you can live like no one else." Right now I feel extremely overwhelmed at the prospect of graduating and having to find a job/career that I can fit into. However, I've learned through these last few semesters that I truly want to "live like no one else." My wife and I have a vision of a perfect life, and one of the principle aspects of that vision is freedom with our time. We want to have the time to be involved with our children's lives, to pursue worthwhile adventures, and to have the resources to accomplish dreams and goals. For me, the first step in that life is to become an entrepreneur. If I am to do that, I must think bigger than the stress or frustration that is sitting right in front of me. Zeroing in on such will make it easier to throw in the towel.