Lately, I’ve been experimenting with many new things, to the point that I’ve sometimes caught myself starting to second-guess myself. It takes time to adopt new ideas, even when they are your own.
There are days when I could use some inspiration or a pep talk from someone else. But let’s admit it, entrepreneurship can be a lonely journey.
Several years ago, I started hoarding quotes that helped me in those moments.
In that case, I pull the excellent words of Chef José Andrés that remind me about the reason why I started MetaHelm and two other companies before:
“Don’t be afraid of trying. And don’t take things for granted. You have to experience and discover things on your own. If you follow the teachings before you, you are only following what somebody else has done before you. You need not only to read and learn the theory, you need to discover it on your own. That’s a moment of true learning.”
Then, there is no more room for hesitation about entrepreneurship. Certainty, confidence, and clarity are back in the game.
More entrepreneurship wisdom from José Andrés is available in this episode of How I Built This with Guy Raz.