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  • Writer's pictureRashidi Kabamba


"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear" - Nelson Mandela

Being an entrepreneur has been one of the most challenging endeavours in my whole life, and there are various reasons as to why. As the quote said above you must have a lot of courage in order to pursue your dreams and make your vision come to life despite self-doubt, rejections, naysayers, and even your own inner voice telling you that it's not going to work. You have to persist and still go through all those things and have the mental fortitude to endure and make your vision come to pass.


Courage, boldness, confidence, bravery, these are all the words which come up when you are speaking about superheros, such as Black Panther, Superman, Batman, etc. But when it comes to entrepreneurship you have to be a superhero in your own sense to overcome a nemesis named FEAR. Fear stops many people from not accomplishing their lifelong, dreams, ambitions, and visions. Fear makes you hesitant in your decision making, stagnant in your actions, and indolent in your pursuits. It also makes us self-sabotage our good intentions and squander our plans to do the things that we want to do. This is why courage is needed because it enables you to manage and curb your fears while being able to execute on them anyway. Let's go into the definition of courage.


Courage according to the Merriam Webster Dictionary is the mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty. Through entrepreneurship you go through difficult times as stated above, especially ups and downs, but you have to have a strong mentality to persevere through. For example, by starting the RKease company, I am trying to get into the corporate space and market in order to sell my service, but there is an inner doubt within myself always telling me that I don't have the credentials, skills, or competence to be able to go to a corporation and sell my service. As a result, I constantly have to affirm to myself that I am able, that I can do it, that I have enough within myself to offer to not just these corporations but to the world, and despite my doubt and fears I have to execute regardless. These inner dialogues are one of the most difficult parts of being an entrepreneur, but nonetheless it's necessary in order to achieve greatness because it's not about becoming successful monetarily, that's the lowest level. But rather it's about becoming a new person overall in order to attract success inwardly and outwardly as well. This is my focus and I hope to prevail in my pursuits, hope you enjoyed my blog!! Have a great rest of the day, cheers!! :)

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