It has been nearly 3 months of mine in a start-up environment. I’m the person who always look for challenge and growing opportunities since I’m easy to get bored from repeated and tedious job at which there is no chance to grow and reach your unknown potential. Sometimes, during hard time at which it seemed impossible to reach deadline, or it seemed no hope as deadline was closed, but there still more works had to be done, I felt a bit of hopeless and exhausted. At that moment, I asked myself whether I was a stupid or a stubborn person who tried to wear such a big hat that it barely fitted my head. I could have stay with my stable job, and felt content with everyday life. In stead of that, I quit and started in my desired environment of start-up. Through those glamor articles about overnight success of tech start-up, it motivated me to be in this harsh and hectic environment to learn, work and grow. Occasionally, it was hard to accept that those stories only reflected a small piece of real stories. To be success and build a legendary empire, such as Apple or Google, it was a pile of no name job and hard work of those passionate people, also known as geeks. It was not all sweet candy a long the way, but it was more about bitterness and sour.
Today, I learned a valuable lesson of timing and priority. I underestimated the time for the paper work for applying sub-certificates. To run a restaurant is not an easy job, not alone having all proper permits to open just a small restaurant. Thus, being an entrepreneur to coordinate and manage everything all at once is the most exciting, but tiresome job. The glory always comes with bitterness and scarification. Sometimes, there was only you on the race while most of your team left home at the end of the day. There was time when you achieved your goals, but it was too short to celebrate as you had to get back on the race after a minute or two to refill and repair tires. It was absolutely no time for resting. It was an endless marathon as I would put it that way. You had to keep your strength as every tomorrow is a big day for you to deal with unexpected things, such as breach contract from suppliers or constructors, robbery at factory sites or frustrated neighbors coming to complain about all the dust in your renovation site. Besides of being more smart in using your time, it is also crucial to stay fit and be optimistic to consume all the lemons which life could throw at you.