“Faith” is knowing that things work out in the end. If you don’t have “faith” as an entrepreneur you will have a lot of anxiety caused by the uncertainty that your journey will bring.
At certain stages of your business you will have to take “leaps of faith”. For instance, when leaving your job and your steady income. When hiring. When putting together an event. Or launching a product.
Faith is not something easy to come by. It takes time to build up faith in yourself and your products.
The corporate life is planned out so one doesn’t need as much faith. You know that you can make senior manager in x years, director in y years and your map is drawn. It’s easier to get faith as you are watching yourself and your colleagues follow a drawn out path. You don’t need much faith to know that at the end of the month you are going to get X amount of salary. You simply need to have faith that your job will be there at the end of the month – and that even if it goes, something better will turn up.
As the entrepreneur, especially in the early years, you might not know how to meet all your bills. Or how to find all your customers. If your product will work. You probably won’t have savings for the “rainy day” that corporate people preach about. So you simply have faith that the rain won’t come and if it does come, you will figure out a way to keep yourself dry.
No entrepreneur has a completely smooth journey – if it was easy to get there, than everyone would be doing it. But you can learn to enjoy the journey, to know that you have faith to get you there and things will work out in the end.
Having faith will mean you will persevere longer, enjoy the journey more and perform better. You can spend your time worrying about the servers going down. Your suppliers not performing. Your customers not paying. Or a host of other “problems” that every entrepreneur has to deal with.
Or you could have faith. To know that if you put the hours and the energy in. That things will work out in the end. When things get “too much” for you. When you start to think “how the hell will I survive this one?” – simply think back to other times in your life when you thought about how though it was – for instance when you were 13 and worried about some exam. And how when you look back now, it doesn’t seem like a big deal. You think “why was I so worried?”.
Work on your faith skills, as it will help you enjoy your journey and get you to your goals faster.