“Singers and Musicians are some of the most driven, courageous people on the face of the earth. They deal with more day-to-day rejection in one year than most people do in a lifetime. Every day, they face the financial challenge of living a freelance lifestyle, the disrespect of people who think they should get real jobs, and their own fear that they’ll never work again.
Every day, they have to ignore the possibility that the vision they have dedicated their lives to is a pipe dream. With every note, they stretch themselves, emotionally and physically, risking criticism and judgment. With every passing year, many of them watch as the other people their age achieve the predictable milestones of normal life – the car, the family, the house, the nest egg. Why? Because musicians and singers are willing to give their entire lives to a moment – to that melody, that lyric, that chord, or that interpretation that will stir the audience’s soul.
Singers and Musicians are beings who have tasted life’s nectar in that crystal moment when they poured out their creative spirit and touched another’s heart. In that instant, they were as close to magic, God, and perfection as anyone could ever be. And in their own hearts, they know that to dedicate oneself to that moment is worth a thousand lifetimes.”
– David Ackert, LA Times
The above is an excerpt from an article written in the LA Times, while i totally agree with the author and my feelings, knowledge and experience tell me he is on point with spirit of the above idea, i dare say it is the same for every man who becomes an entrepreneur.
Everyone who owns or wants to own something, be it a franchise, property, business, project, idea, innovation, invention, everyone stepping out of ‘security’ into the freedom of their dreams, the above excerpt fully explains and describes their life. It could go on in this state for a long time, it could be sort but when the big break comes, it soothes for all the years of pain and suffering that brought you thus far. Enjoy the process of seeming failure, you wont have the opportunity of being at that level for much longer.
God bless you