First, a little background.
After a few years in the corporate world of not doing much (by my own high standards, although others around me felt that I was doing great), I gave up a cushy job of high pay and low gratification. The lack of gratification, to be sure, was not my employer’s fault in the least; it’s just that I didn’t see much value in what I was doing, and hence couldn’t do it for long.
Other reasons for quitting: the job was cushy, but it was someone else’s cushion, and I also realized that the cushion would become just about 10-15% softer each year, or perhaps 30-50% softer if I were to change the cushion-provider in a particular year.
I wasn’t okay with that.
The biggest reason to start something of my own, however, is that I realized that I have this urge to create my own cushion, the size, color and shape that I want. It may not be a cushy cushion to begin with, but it will by MY cushion. So I decided to sit on the cold hard floor for some time while I create that cushion.
Here are the lessons that I’m learning as I go along:
I’m sure there are many more lessons, some that I’ll perhaps learn the hard way, and some that’ll dawn upon me without causing much damage.
The journey, essentially, is about these lessons, whether it is life, or life as an entrepreneur.
And the joy is in the journey.