the entrepreneur diaries 012

Since the beginning of the year, I’ve been jotting down my thoughts on entrepreneurship. I went into this year thinking I knew exactly what I wanted out my future life, I thought I knew what my bucket list would be if I was given an exact amount of time left to live, I thought I knew what I was passionate about and what my core values were. I thought I had most things figured out and I’m here to tell you that so much of that has changed.

We don’t know what our core values are until their tested, you’ll never know what your bucket list is going to look like until you find out that you actually have a time limit, you will be shocked when you read a book, digest a film, savour a lecture that completely shifts your entire being.

The greatest gift of being human is being given the chance to live, to try new things, to explore, to experience. Things in my life have drastically changed, from my health to my family, these past few months have been full of uncertainty, and even in the midst of unknowing, I have felt grounded.

So as I wrap up this series, I have a few words of caution, courage, and creativity to leave you with. The first, do not sell yourself short by being so laser-focused on your vision that you miss when new things appear in your field of view. Being adaptable and honest with yourself can impact you immensely. Grant yourself the grace to try new things, to be passionate about new ideas, and to let go of your preconceived notions of how things should be, what you should be doing, and where you should be doing them. By all means, it’s important to have a plan, but even more so, it’s important to learn how to adapt.

You don’t need to have everything figured out right now in order to move forward, every step forward is a step in the right direction.