The year I lost my business was the hardest and most painful year of my life. But I can sincerely say that it was also my best year as well. There’s just so much to share from that experience. One of the most important lesson I learned was to make my stumbling blocks into stepping-stones.
“The Future looks so bright I got to wear shades” is indeed a cliché that hasn’t lost its luster. It’s candid how I relate in my mind that catch phrase to the Bible in the book of Hebrews where it says ”Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Adversity will reveal what kind of faith you have in yourself, in your endeavor, and most importantly in God. Faith gives you a better view of life.
Even though you’re in a quagmire, always remember that there is light at the end of the tunnel. In other words, your future is how you see it!
I am now part of this club who pride themselves in saying that you are not truly a businessman until you lost money in a business. I just wish I didn’t have to lose that much to join this club. If you are having difficulty in your business and you ask anyone whose part of this club to give you advice, it’s amazing how all of them will say this one liner…”Lalagpas din yan!” This too shall pass. It’s not the end of the world for you but the start of something great =)
This concludes my blog on adversity. My next blog entry will be a series on How to start a business with Common Sense.