1. It’s slow as hell
The mountain climb is long. Unless you have the advantage of coming from an environment where everyone around you is ‘there’ already, expect to put in time. not days, not weeks, not months…think more like, YEARS. In fact, take a second and make a guess of how long it will take—-now times that by ten.
Rejections, no visible success, no rewarding outcome.
But when you love it, you’ll keep doing it. Prepare to confuse and start worrying your social circle.
2. Then, opportunities and leads will shower upon you at once.
When it rains, it pours! Some call it beginner’s luck…
However, looking closely, a lot of these opportunities will look amazing on the surface, only for you to discover later that your backbone, dignity, and morale will be tested. Many of these opportunities will begin to take advantage of you, your skills, talents. Prepare to feel violated in the worst way. This is just preparing your character—humbling.
3. Failed leads and rejections will also happen left and right.
If its not rejections, its life’s circumstances all of a sudden falling apart. Will you get distracted? Or will you continue to work in despite of it? This tests your attitude.
May your choices reflect your hopes and not your fears. -Nelson Mandela