We think we can all agree that being an entrepreneur is incredibly hard.
No matter how well thought out the strategies – and no matter how hard one works to implement them – entrepreneurs are subject to unpredictable things happening that can lead to set-backs and failures along the way.
This is why we find it so interesting that entrepreneurs tend to judge one another so readily when these set-backs occur.
An entrepreneur’s business can go through a stage where it does really well. This leads to many reactions from fellow entrepreneurs ranging from praise, to looking up to that entrepreneur and even to some mild jealousy.
Then an unpredicable event can set that entrepreneur back, or drop their business down a notch.
Suddenly the reactions from fellow entrepreneurs are harsh – ranging from judging that entrepreneur to be a failure, to secret relief that this person has failed as it makes them feel better about themselves, to deciding that they are not going to do business with that entrepreneur anymore because they have fallen in their eyes.
The thing is, as entrepreneurs we are all in the same boat.
We all have our successes and we all have our failures along the way.
The most important thing is that we keep persisting in spite of the challenges.
And even more important is to support each other through both our good times and our hard times.
We need to respect each others’ successes for the achievements that they are and also respect each others’ failures for the learning curves that they are, not just for the entrepreneur that has experienced a failure but for all of us to learn from.
We say don’t judge a fellow entrepreneur lest you be judged come your time when your business struggles through something difficult.
Instead of judging each other, lets rally to support each other through thick and thin, no matter how big or small the successes and failures.
By doing so we are all more likely to succeed in the long run.
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