You could probably tick off an infinite number of excuses for why starting up now isn’t ideal.
The economy is down, inflation is again at an all time high. You have a lifestyle to maintain (if you already have a job) or there’s just a lot of pressure from family and friends to take up a cushy job?
Do you make excuses? If you’re reading this website, you’re obviously seriously considering becoming an entrepreneur — if you’re not one already. And though it’s only natural to be apprehensive about starting up — that first dive into the pool is the toughest, after all — but you must have faith in yourself and your abilities.
Here are four reasons why now is the perfect time to start up:
1. You owe it to yourself.
Sometimes insecurities arise because people feel they don’t deserve success. If these kinds of limiting beliefs are holding you back, it may be time to become a little more selfish. What is it about success that instills fear? A lot of it has to do with raised expectations.
Once you’ve established yourself as an entrepreneur, people will expect quite a bit from you. You’re no longer the young kid with potential. You’re now the professional adult who realized their potential. Sure, this can be a scary transition, but you owe it to yourself to grow and adapt. You owe it to yourself to become the best person you’re able to become. You owe it to yourself to make your job and work enjoyable and rewarding.