Saturday, June 13, 2015

Light at the end of the tunnel.......

June 14, 2015

It has been 44 days since I jumped off the bandwagon. Now I work for myself and earn my bread through my own pursuits.

I would be wrong to say that it has been easy. It's been everything but easy. Nervousness seems to the fabric this entrepreneurial cloth is made up from. I'm told every business owner feels nervous like I am feeling now so I'd like to believe I am safe.

'Feeling safe' and having clarity about the end of the journey is a feature that embodies all our actions as a person in the salaried-income category. It is the over-arching tendency to feel safe that forces us to prefer a job over a business. We want to know if there is light at the end of the tunnel even before we choose to step into that tunnel. It is because of this inability to trust that the tunnel will inshaAllah open up as we move along that we don't dare to become business owners.

In business, nothing is clear. But not everything is unclear too.

There is just enough clarity for us to keep moving at our pace, and then as we step forward, the path becomes clearer progressively. But I'd doubt if there'd ever be complete visibility..............

So, in view of this, I too move on. One step at a time. Slowly, carefully, cautiously but surely, firmly and with a feeling of assurance that this tunnel would eventually open up to a beautiful estate. :)