I have often considered the entrepreneur as a dreamer who lives in a world full of realities. They are the guys who believe that in order to make the world a better place, they need to continue to dream of bring the impossibilities into the real world. In doing so, they are ready to overcome some of the most unbelievable obstacles.
When you dream of new products, new ventures, new ideas, you must also be able to dream of the possibility of failure, but it is overcoming the fear of failure that drives the great entrepreneurs to go beyond what the rest of us are just too afraid to do.
Entrepreneurs like most of us can sometimes worry about timing or time for the launch of a new product or idea. It is sometimes difficult to know if the ‘timing is right’, even for a great idea. I have been known to spend time pondering about the ‘go-no go’ decision, but nothing focuses the mind than time constraints. The pressure to deliver can sometimes act as the turning point for us.
The dream of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan of Abu Dhabi in bringing the best of everything to the UAE can be seen through the number of people visiting the emirate, the number of companies rushing to setup and the move from oil production to tourism and property development. Probably the only country where the locals are only 12% of the population of 10million people who live in the UAE. With over 15 million tourists visiting the Dubai alone in 2018.
The story of Mary Jo Hartman from Michigan reported by Huffington Post is an example of people who understand the value of limited time and making the best use of it. This incredible lady was given a month to live after her cancer got terribly worse, rather than wait for death, she increased her volunteering work to bring happiness to others, her belief is to keep making the best of her limited time rather than wait for death. So if we are constrained by time, what will be our priorities?
Whatever it is that we have always dreamt about, now isn’t the time to do it. The time is ticking away and every second lost can never be regained, but we can still make the best use of what is ahead of us.