If I summarize the year of 2018 I can say that I tried to do many difficult things, and many of these things I have tried to do for the first time.
This is the reality for most entrepreneurs. When you are the founder of a startup company you have to do many things that you have never done before, and many of these things are difficult.
Actually, most things you are doing as an entrepreneur would have been difficult even for someone who has experience doing them:
- Hiring the right people
- Doing market research
- Understanding your competition
- Developing your go-to-market strategy
- Defining your MVP
- Writing a Business Plan
- Talking to investors
- Acquiring your first users
- Contacting potential customers
Naturally, by doing these hard things for the first time, there will be many failures. You will make many mistakes. You will have to learn from these mistakes and adjust your plans very fast.
You will also discover what are the things that you like to do and what are the things that you don’t like to do. Then you will have to learn how to delegate tasks and trust your partners.
But you will also have some good surprises. You will experience success in activities that you have never done before. You will discover that you have strengths that you didn’t know before.
“Doing the difficult things that you’ve never done awakens the talents you never knew you had.” — Robin S. Sharma
So I wish that in 2019 I will continue to do difficult things, and I will continue to learn how to do them. Happy New Year!