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UPSTARTING YOUR START-UP

UPSTARTING YOUR START-UP

CHARLENE FARRELL

 

If there is a fire within you, let it burn. One of the two things that could possibly happen is that it either turns into a gigantic success or it doesn’t work out and you go back to what you are currently doing. The key is, measure the risk and set boundaries. Give yourself a time frame and state clearly within how many months you aim to see returns.

 

Individuals who love to learn and research are great candidates for taking these risks. They are those who will turn every idea inside out and look at it from every conceivable angle possible.

 

In an age, where the word start-up is as common as the word mobile phone, we definitely see a trend developing. As we progressed through life, we were always told, first you study and do well, then you go to college and choose a field and after that you work in that field till you reach the ripe old age of retirement. Well, today we are singing a very different tune. Thousands have realised that working in mainstream processes isn’t as lucrative as say, starting your own business. There is, however, a lot of risk that comes with the idea of slipping off the beaten track and actually finding your way through the road less travelled. In today’s scenario, there are definitely various personality types that account for the given population. Two types of individuals that immediately spring to mind are those who take the plunge and dive in with both feet, and those who are too cautious and thus refuse to let one foot stray from a well-planned future.
A youngsters upbringing is an important decider as to which path the youth will take. We have been brought up in a very predictable world till date. Our parents and grandparents were sure about being on a certain path. They allowed their wisdom to percolate down and thus we became who we are today. Focus and determination on a single goal is what we were taught. We were also told to plan for a rainy day and make sure we didn’t take risks. Worry about tomorrow was always what most of us were taught. This was also something that was passed down through no one’s fault and if you go to see, it’s quite a good advice. Being human, one thing is for sure, and that is our fear of the unknown. It is this fear that has led thousands to refrain from following their dreams and to bury deep within their hearts their most intricate dreams. In doing so, some individuals go a lifetime without realising their deepest desires.
Today, things are rapidly changing. People are bringing up their children in a much more wholesome, well rounded way. Children are being taught to question everything and are encouraged to be creative, skilful and experimental. Of course, this could come with its own set of drawbacks but with the current topic, it can lead to wonders beyond what we could conceive. Being brought up to explore and to create new things also means being given the opportunity to script their own destinies. When children are brought up and nurtured into believing in themselves, the sky is the limit. Not all youngsters or individuals who have decided to quit mainstream mundanities and explore new horizons were brought up by parents with these principles. What could have possibly led them to take such drastic steps out of the box? Well I do have a few theories.
Individuals who love to learn and research are great candidates for taking these risks. They are those who will turn every idea inside out and look at it from every conceivable angle possible. Thus, they would be most likely to have their risks pay off as the margin of failure would be fairly small. Another type of individual who would take the plunge are those who don’t only love change but actually go out and seek it. These individuals aren’t really fearful of new things but actually look at change as the only normal progression of things. Then there are those who are very in tune with their instincts and trust them to the hilt. Besides these I’m sure there are many others who would take the risk and do a great job of it.
With that being said, we need to understand that some risks are really worth taking. If there is a small part of you that sees something great happening, give the idea an opportunity to sit in you for a bit. Allow it to take root. Let it grow while it’s nurtured through research and analysis. Let yourself question the risk involved and then ask yourself if it is worth it. Keep questioning and researching till you are completely satisfied.
If there is a fire within you, let it burn. One of the two things that could possibly happen is that it either turns into a gigantic success or it doesn’t work out and you go back to what you are currently doing. The key is, measure the risk and set boundaries. Give yourself a time frame and state clearly within how many months you aim to see returns. If it doesn’t catch up, go back with your head held high for at least you gave it all you’ve got.

About The Author

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The author is a senior Journalist working in Goa for last one and half decade with the experience of covering wide-scale issues ranging from entertainment to politics and defense.

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