Being a scientist is very difficult
The word scientist isn’t only reserved for people who work with chemicals and wear lab coats. I abelieve that it can also be used as a blanket term to describe anyone who is trying to find their base; anyone who is out in the world trying to find their niche or trying to build a business is a scientist. They’re figuring out their process or in other words, the way to do things that allows them to be right. (It’s not all about profit, it sometimes feels better just knowing that you’ve solved a problem)
The search for the right pieces is the equivalent of a weed-out class
Have you guys ever heard of a weed out class? If not, weed out classes are extremely challenging classes that are given in certain majors to basically help people figure out if they have what it takes to thrive in their field. Think of whatever you’re doing as a weed out class.
The early stages of entrepreneurship are weed out classes. The early stages (I define them as any time before you feel confident in your niche) are the times when we’re constantly struggling, trying to figure out how we’re going to do things. Where we’re building our base.
I was almost a victim of this class
About a year ago, I realized that I was slowly becoming a victim to this weed-out class. This cam In the form of me slowly lowering the bar for myself, you know reducing stress the way that we normally do when we feel overworked. To be honest, this isn’t the first time that I’ve done this, that I’ve quit. It’s a pattern. The only thing that’s different now is that I have a record. I’m aware of this pattern and the steps that lead to the quitting.
It goes as follows;
- It starts out as me lowering the standard. This is followed by my rationalizing my behavior, you know telling my self that I need to hit the brakes a bit.
- Then, I slowly start cutting things from my schedule. I’ll tell myself that I don’t need to do certain things to be successful. That I’m wasting time.
- Then, I’ll tell myself that I don’t need to do what I’m doing at all. That there are other ways to achieve my goal.
I’m aware of this habit, so now it’s on me to change it. I feel the stress, I must admit it, but I can’t stop moving. And I’m going to keep going, I have no choice.
This goes for all of you, if we see patterns that are keeping us from reaching our goals, we must cut them. Cut them like a cancer and make sure that they don’t come back.