For Entrepreneurs Suffering from Depression- Step into Light
At present, depression has become a huge problem in entrepreneurship. According to Business Insider’s article, only 7% of the general population report suffering from depression in U.S. Entrepreneurship is quite personal journey it’s difficult to separate it from your individual life. You have to accept the fact that setbacks are stacked against successes. When challenges pile up, it’s the game to play with realities what makes us entrepreneurs actually.
I recently had lunch with a good friend who was in the process of shuttering his third start up in seven years. During our conversation, I reminded him that in his brief career to date, he’s accomplished more than the vast majority of people do in decades. His pedigree and experience put him in the top one percent of people in his age group, and, as a result, his opportunities are vast. Sure, the latest venture didn’t work out, but he can and will live to fight another day.
Chris Myers| JUL 23, 2015
Whenever you’re at this stage, there are chances; and your current venture (journey) will not be last. In fact many successful entrepreneurs in the world got success on second or third attempt. As the case of Mark Cuban; he had a series of failures. After failing as a cook, carpenter and waiter he said, “I’ve learned that it doesn’t matter how many times you failed. You only have to be right once. I tried to sell powdered milk. I was an idiot lot of times, and I learned from them all.”
Don’t be afraid to get help
Keep up with entrepreneurial setbacks and challenges and live to fight another day. No matter how dark or bad it looks, don’t afraid to discuss. Try to seek treatment without shame or fear. Talk to someone.