As an entrepreneur, it’s important to have a certain amount of grit.
The person with grit is the person who can take a beating but keeps on moving towards the goal.
Imagine if, at the first road block in starting a business, the owner just said, “forget it, there’s no hope.” Nothing would get done. Companies wouldn’t be started, victories wouldn’t be won, and we would live in a far less advanced society.
The bible calls for us to lean on Christ, but in doing so, we are called to push forward towards the goal. That goal being the “heavenly call offered in Christ Jesus.”
"I run straight toward the goal to win the prize that God's heavenly call offers in Christ Jesus."Philippians 3:14
Success is not a straight path.
Although we are called to walk the straight and narrow, that does not indicate that it will be easy.
There will be stumbling blocks, but the challenges are there to refocus your mind, and to be strengthened for the cause.
How could a life with challenges have any worth anyways? If you never faced difficulties, you would feel need for a savior.
I notice this in my personal life. Things will start falling into place, my businesses are growing, my family is happy, all seems perfect in the world. Although I should be at my peak, in reality I’m most often at my weakness. I too often focus on the idea that I created the success around me, when in reality I was simply a vessel for the Lord.
Don’t fear failings. Don’t fear difficulties. Welcome them. The difficulties will strengthen you and mold you into the person God wants you to be.
I urge you brothers and sisters to PRESS ON.
"The Righteous keep moving forward, and those with clean hands become stronger and stronger."Job 17:9
– Cooper Mitchell