In one summer vacation we visited some friends in Los Angeles California. They have an outdoor swimming pool and my then 4 years old son Paulo had fun in their pool.
I’m not sure what’s special with that pool but my son love it.
One afternoon after our vacation, my son and I were watching TV and I asked him, “Son, if we’ll build a new house, how many swimming pools do you want to have?”
“Daddy, I want two swimming pools.” He replied and then paused for a second.
“No, no, I want three swimming pools. One for you, for mommy, and one for me.” He added.
Immediately, I was reminded of a verse in the Bible about “Child Like Faith.”
If you’ll ask an adult the same question “How many swimming pools do you want to have?”, you’ll surely get a sarcastic reply or something like…
“Bath tub nga wala ka, swimming pool pa.”
Don’t believe me?
Try it, ask your spouse or friend the same question. 🙂
My point is this, in starting your own business you’ll need to have a Child Like Faith.
Frankly, a lot of corporate employees would like to start their own business but they don’t have the faith at all in their ideas and capabilities.
They’ll excitedly tell you about their GREAT business idea but if you’ll ask them what are they doing with that idea they’ll immediately tell you 100 reasons why they can’t execute it.
That’s why these people are still in their corporate job making someone else wealthy instead of themselves.
Remember this, it’s not the business idea that matters but the execution of the idea. You actually don’t need a brilliant idea to succeed in business. Most successful businesses are neither great nor creative at all when they started.
So don’t be just the “idea” guy but be someone that makes things happen.
Lastly, have faith in yourself and to God who created you.