Tales of entrepreneurship
When I was 7 years a Super Man costume got into my hands.
The first thing my parents told me was; “don’t try to fly, because you ain’t Super Man… it’s just a costume”. Off course, I did tried to fly!
I used to live in a condo with a long street where children played. I ran from the middle of the street and with all the strength and speed I reached: I jumped. My arms outstretched in the classic superhero position; the cape just waved into sky and through the wind.
I did it. I thought!
But, my flight was a very brief one. At that time, I didn’t know that according to the laws of physics, the trajectory of this “projectile” -that has no further input of energy- is something very close to this:
Rather sooner than later, I landed on the floor. Me forehead smashed into the pavement. My nose started bleeding and there was blood all over my hands.
I ran toward my parents.
When they saw me with the Super Man costume and my destroyed forehead, they hug me, comfort me and gently laugh.
At the age of seven I had discovered what failure was and how dreams don’t always come true.
In entrepreneurship and in life, is the same. You have a dream. You pursuit it, but not every time you can achieve.
Don’t let gravity pull you down; you can fly too!
Sometimes, reality check is like a projectile trajectory. The important thing is to invest every energy you have to keep on flying.